Gorakhpur: Terrorists have kidnapped seven Indians in Libya including one Munna Chauhan of Kushinagar district, demanding a whooping amount of $20,000 from the company in Libya they have been working for, as per information given by Munna’s relative Lallan Prasad.
Munna Chauhan, a resident of Garhiya Basantpur village in Kushinagar district, went to Delhi through a Delhi-based company, ND enterprises Travel agency, as argon welder in September 2019.
“His Visa was ended ended on September 13, 2020,” Lallan said.
“On September 13 he talked to his family in Kushinagar on phone and he will take flight from Libya for Delhi on September 17 and after that, he didn’t talk to them and the family was not able to contact him on phone”.
“On September 27, I went to Delhi and talked to the travel agency which sent him to Libya, they told me that they are kidnapped by terrorists in Libya”, as Lallan said.
“They also told me that the company has agreed to pay the terrorists”.
Lallan approached the External Affairs Ministry to take necessary steps for the release of Munna Chauhan and other workers and also filed an online FIR with Delhi’s Prasadpur police station.
“The kidnapping of one a man in Kushinagar in Libya has come into our cognizance. Police are in contact with the family”, said SP Kushinagar Vinod Singh.