Abduction of Indian lady in Afghanistan: Delhi optimistic of breakthrough soon

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New Delhi, June 14: Officials in New Delhi coordinating with their counterparts in Afghanistan are not giving away too much but state there is progress being made to secure the Indian lady who was abducted. Judith D'Souza, an aid worker in Afghanistan, was abducted last week.

Her family members have even written to the Prime Minister seeking to speed up the process, but officials say that it is a delicate matter and needs to be handled with caution. It is now clear that the abduction was carried out by a gang.

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Judith D'Souza

We are in touch with our counterparts in Afghanistan who are working hard on this case to secure her release, the official added.

Delicate stage

In Afghanistan at least 10 persons have been questioned. However the persons who have been questioned are not involved in this case, but were able to provide inputs about the group who may have carried out the abduction.

The Afghan authorities are speaking to several persons including those from break away militant groups to get more clues.

It is a sensitive matter and needs to be handled carefully. We understand that the family is getting impatient, but if these matters are not handled carefully, then it could go wrong, an officer in New Delhi in the know of the developments informed OneIndia.

The Afghan police have not yet got any message regarding a ransom claim as yet. None have come forward to claim responsibility either. The police in Afghanistan are tapping every possible source to seek out information so that they could get in touch with the gang that kidnapped her.

The officer says that it would be wrong to say that there is no progress being made. We have some positive information, but it cannot be immediately shared, he also noted.

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