Bengaluru, Aug 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers are tech-savvy. In past, there have been instances, where common people reached out to ministers for seeking immediate help via social networking websites.
On Saturday, Aug 22, one Dev Tamboli send a tweet to the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.
He tweeted, "@SushmaSwaraj need help for rescuing my sister fm UAE. She went to UAE for job on 14th but now locked in a room pls contact me +97466893988.
Swaraj's prompt reply came as, "I have asked our Ambassador in UAE to help. He will speak to you and do the needful. @Devtamboli."
After the girl was rescued, Swaraj again tweeted, "We have rescued your sister with help of local Police. She is being moved to a shelter home run by Indian Embassy in Dubai. @Devtamboli."
Tamboli replied saying, "@SushmaSwaraj thanks, just got call from embassador. I launched complaint with help of my friends in UAE and Dubai CID also started action."
Tamboli also thanked the Indian government and social organisations, that stood by him.
Indian embassy in UAE alerted the Dubai police and launched an operation to rescue the girl.
Tamboli's sister had reportedly gone to work in UAE on Friday, Aug 14, when she was kept as a hostage by some persons.
When her brother got to know about the trouble, he immediately alerted the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, who helped rescue the girl within hours.
He also said that some more girls were kept as hostage, where they were beaten up.
Surprisingly, no FIR was registered in the case and only a tweet helped in saving her life.