It was an inexplicably horrible experience: Naeem

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Mangalore, May 28 (UNI) It was an ''inexplicably horrible experience'' for Sarang Mohammed Naeem, who was kidnapped by a criminal gang and was kept in captivity for 27 days in Afghanistan.

Sharing his experience with UNI at his 'Sarang House' at Suralpady near Gurupura-Kaikamba, about 28 km from here, he said, ''I cannot explain the horrible and hell of a situation which I and my Nepalese colleague underwent during the days of captivity.

We were not allowed to speak among ourselves, take bath or even wash our mouths. My two cellphones and cash were taken,'' he said.

It was because of the efforts of the Indian and Afghan Governments and the Director of HEB Logistics company, where he was working, that they were rescued and returned safely.

Giving a detailed account of the incident, Mr Naeem, an electrical engineer and Chief Operation Manager at HEB Logistics, said when he and his Nepali colleague K P Gurang were coming back to the camp at Adras in Afghanistan in a vehicle driven by an Afghan driver on April 21, four unidentified people surrounded them vehicle on the highway. They took them to their vehicle boot after blindfolding them.

The kidnappers asked the Afghan driver to get down from the vehicle and go back after covering some distance.

''Then we travelled for over one and half hours and they removed our eye covers and handcuffed us. We travelled on foot for three days with a small amount of food and bottled water. We were served with some dry fruits, grass and black tea once in a day during the journey. On the third day of our captivity, we were allowed to speak to our family and the Director only to convey the message that we were safe,'' he said.

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