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Afghan-origin Indian abducted in Kabul; MEA ‘getting more information’


New Delhi: A 50-year-old Afghan-origin Indian national, identified as Bansri Lal Arendeh, was abducted in Kabul at gunpoint, according to Indian World Forum president Puneet Singh Chandhok.      

He said he had already informed the Ministry of External Affairs in the Government of India and sough their urgent assistance and intervention.

Chandhok said that he had been informed about the abduction by the Afghan-Sikh community.

Bansari Lal Arendeh, an Afghan-origin Indian national, was abducted around 8 am on Monday from near his shop, Chandhok said. “He is into the business of pharmaceutical products and was going about his routine with his staff at the shop,” he added. Bansari Lal was abducted at gunpoint, according to reports.

Bansari Lal Arendeh has an Indian passport. His family is originally from Faridabad. Chandhok said that Bansari Lal and his staff were abducted, but while they managed to escape, he was taken into custody.

The MEA is said to be verifying the facts and may seek Qatar’s help in the matter.




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