It is believed that Bansuri Lal has been kidnapped by some extortionist gang in Kabul. However, his family is still awaiting the phone call for the ransom.
There is no information about the kidnapped Indian yet.
Bad news is coming for India from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 50-year-old Indian flute Lal Allende has been abducted at gunpoint by 5 people from Karte Parwan area of Kabul. It is being told that Bansuri Lal has a warehouse of medicines and it is in Kabul itself.
Bansuri Lal was kidnapped on Tuesday. According to the information that is coming, when he was coming back from his warehouse in Kabul, at the same time he has been kidnapped on the way. This has been claimed by the President of the Indian World Forum, Puneet Singh Chandok, in a conversation with a news channel. He has also said that a member of the Indian staff was also kidnapped but he somehow managed to escape. However, this member has been brutally beaten up.
The Ministry of External Affairs is keeping an eye
It is believed that Bansuri Lal has been kidnapped by some extortionist gang in Kabul. However, his family is still awaiting the phone call for the ransom. If sources in the Ministry of External Affairs are to be believed, then this situation is being closely monitored. Simultaneously, efforts are on to get as much information as possible about the incident. Bansuri Lal’s family lives in Faridabad, Haryana.
Let us tell you that since the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15, India had evacuated more than 800 people from here. India named this campaign ‘Operation Devi Shakti’. There are few Indians in Afghanistan now. The issue of their early return and security was raised by Indian Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal with the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Stanqzai, on 31 August. According to the Foreign Ministry, the Taliban has assured to address India’s concerns.
Hindus and Sikhs took refuge in the Gurdwara
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted one after the other on 16 August and wrote, ‘The situation in Kabul is being continuously monitored. The anxiety and restlessness of those who want to come back to India is also being understood. But airport operations are the biggest challenge at the moment. Continuing discussion with my colleagues in this direction is going on.
He had told that contact has also been made with the leaders of Sikh and Hindu communities present in Kabul. Taliban leaders also met a group of Hindu and Sikh population trapped in the country. They were assured of security by the Taliban. At present, 300 Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan have taken refuge in the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul.
Ever since the Taliban occupied Afghanistan, the situation here has been deteriorating continuously. President Ashraf Ghani has left the country. America has evacuated about 124,000 people. Last week some flights took off from Kabul International Airport and about 200 foreign nationals were evacuated. Since the situation, the Indian government is worried about the security of the Hindus and Sikhs settled here.
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