The seven Indian nationals, who had been kidnapped in Libya, have been launched, the Indian ambassador to Tunisia stated.
The seven males hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, had been kidnapped from Asshwerif in Libya on September 14.
Indian envoy to Tunisia, Puneet Roy Kundal, confirmed the information of their launch to ANI.
India doesn’t have an embassy in Libya and the Indian mission in Tunisia takes care of the welfare of Indians in Libya.
On Thursday, India had confirmed that seven of its nationals had been kidnapped in Libya final month and that it was working to free them.
Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had stated that the kidnapped employees are protected and the Indian mission in Tunisia is in contact with the Libyan authorities for efforts to free them.
“Our Embassy in Tunisia, which handles matters relating to the welfare of Indian nationals in Libya, has reached out to the Libyan government authorities concerned, as also the international organisations present there, to seek their help in rescuing the Indian nationals. The employer has been contacted by the kidnappers and shown photographs as proof that the Indian nationals were safe and keeping well,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated in his weekly press convention.
In September 2015, an advisory had been issued for Indian nationals to keep away from travelling to Libya in view of the safety scenario there.
Later, in May 2016, the federal government imposed an entire journey ban no matter the aim in view of the much-deteriorated safety scenario. This journey ban continues to be in pressure.