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Indian national abducted two weeks ago in Kabul, released

Indian businessman Bansri lal Arendeh (50) , who was abducted at gunpoint in Kabul on September 14, has been released on Thursday, informed the president of India World Forum, Puneet Singh Chandhok.

He said, “I can confirm that Bansri lal Arendeh, Indian national businessman aged around 50 years, who had been abducted on 14th September at gunpoint at Kabul, has been released earlier today few hours back and is currently with his elder brother Ashok Lal.”

Puneet Singh Chandhok, president of the Indian World Forum, had informed the ministry about it.

“I have informed about the same to the Ministry of External Affairs and requested their immediate intervention and assistance in this regard,” Puneet Singh Chandhok had said.

According to Puneet Singh Chandhok, who spoke to people in Kabul, Bansri Lal was picked up by armed gunmen at around 8am from the vicinity of his shop.

Puneet Singh Chandhok said, “I have been informed by the Afghan-Hindu Sikh community that Bansri Lal Arendeh was abducted yesterday around 8 am from the vicinity of his shop. He is into the business of pharmaceutical products and was going about his usual routine along with his staff in the shop before the abduction.”

“He is into the business of pharmaceutical products and was on his usual routine to the shop along with his staff. He, along with his staff, was abducted, but his staff managed to escape. They were mercilessly beaten by the abductors. This incident happened in the 11th Police district of Kabul,” Puneet Singh Chandhok said.