7 Indians abducted in Libya

7 Indians abducted in Libya; govt in contact with Libyan specialists to save them: MEA


The Indians were abducted at a spot called Asshwerif on September 14 when they were headed to the Tripoli air terminal to get a trip to India.

Seven Indians, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh were hijacked in Libya a month ago. India is in contact with experts in the African country to make sure about their delivery, the Ministry of External Affairs declared on Thursday.

The Indians were captured at a spot called Asshwerif on September 14 when they were headed to the Tripoli air terminal to get a trip to India, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said at a media instructions.

“The administration is in contact with their relatives and might want to guarantee them that we are putting forth all potential attempts in conference and coordination with Libyan specialists and the business to follow our nationals and secure their delivery from bondage at the soonest,” he said.

Srivastava said the Indian nationals were working at a development and oil field supplies organization. “The business has been reached by the criminals and indicated photos as evidence that the Indian nationals were protected and keeping great,” he said.

Libya, an oil-rich nation in North Africa, has been seeing colossal scope brutality and turmoil since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade system in 2011.

Srivastava said the Indian consulate in Tunisia has connected with the Libyan government specialists as additionally, the global associations present there, looking for their assistance in saving the Indian nationals.

The Indian mission in Tunisia handles matters identifying with the government assistance of Indian nationals in Libya. In September 2015, a warning was given by the administration for Indian citizens to abstain from going to Libya, taking into account the security circumstance there.

In May 2016, the administration forced a total travel boycott regardless of the reason considering the falling apart security circumstance in Libya. “This movement boycott is still in power,” said Srivastava.


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