Sushma once again comes to rescue Indian abroad, this time in Serbia
New Delhi, March 23: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday once again responded to a distress call about an Indian abroad, saying that the victim has been found and is in safe custody of that country's authorities.
A person named Rajeev Sharma had tweeted that his brother Vinay Mahajan has been abducted in the Serbia and the kidnappers were threatening to kill him unless paid money.
Swaraj responded by tweeting:
Rajeev - Indian Ambassador to Belgrade Sanjay Verma has just informed me that /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 23, 2017
Vinay Mahajan has been found and is in safe custody of Serbian authorities. @rajivsharma103— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 23, 2017
Thereafter, Sharma said in a separate tweet that Mahajan had entered a refugee camp in Serbia as guided by an agent.
To this, Sushma Swaraj, alerting protector general of emigrants MC Luther, said: "Mr. Luther -- This is because of the agent who sent him there. This agent deserves exemplary punishment."
Formerly a part of Yugoslavia, Serbia became an independent republic in 2006 when the Balkan country crumbled.
According to the Indian Embassy in Belgrade, there are only a handful of NRIs and persons of Indian origin in Serbia and there is no Indian community association there.