Relieved to be back, Captain Sunil James thanks PM, Indian authorities

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Capt Sunil James thanks PM
Mumbai, Dec 20: After languishing in a Togo prison for 5 months, looking relaxed yet disturbed, Indian Merchant Navy captain Sunil James arrived in Mumbai on Friday.

The moment James arrived; it was frenzy at the Mumbai airport all wanting a glimpse of James and wanting to know what he went through. James who maintained a calm composure thanked the Prime Minister and other authorities for all the efforts.

"I thank the Indian community in Togo and Prime Minister for helping me. I also thank the President of Togo, all the Indian authorities who put in their efforts for my release. Justice has prevailed," he said.

James: I am relieved to be back home, but I have duties to perform

Speaking about his 11-month old son, Vivaan's death he said: "I am relieved to be back home, but I have duties as a father to perform. Only one battle is won. We, as a family have another battle to fight."

"I knew my family was fighting for my release. What happened is in the past, I would like to look at my future now. I was told I was being released unconditionally," he said.

James' son Vivaan died of Septicemia earlier this month. The family was waiting for James to come back to perform the last rites of the baby. James was held in Togo for allegedly aiding pirates.

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