Indian businessmen kidnapped in Malaysia rescued: Sushma

Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Aug 8: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that two Indian businessmen who were kidnapped in Malaysia earlier in August have been rescued

“R.P. Vaidya and K.P. Vaidya who had gone to Malaysia for business purposes were abducted on August 3,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted late on Tuesday.

“I am happy to inform that with the efforts of our High Commissioner Mridul Kumar and his team, Malaysian Police has secured the release of both Indian nationals on August 6.”

As per the media reports, the Vaidya brothers from Dombivli near Mumbai who own a fish export company informed their family after reaching Malaysia on August 1 that they have been abducted by unknown men who were demanding Rs 1 crore as ransom.

Following this, the family approached Sushma Swaraj seeking help and the Indian Embassy in Malaysia besides the police in India.

In another tweet, External Affairs Minister asserted that two Indians suffering from heatstroke on a ship without air conditioning or electricity, off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coast are being repatriated.

“We are repatriating Rohit Pal and Rishab Gupta, crew members of MV Maharishi Vamdeva, from Fujairah,” the Union Minister stated.

Swaraj added that the Indian Consul General in Dubai has provided provisions to other crew members and is repatriating them as well.


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