TRS MPs Meet Swaraj, Seek Release of 2 Teachers Held Captive in Libya

Published: 03rd August 2015 10:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2015 10:07 PM   |  A+A-


Sushma Swaraj | File Photo


NEW DELHI: A delegation of TRS MPs today called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought her immediate intervention to secure the release of two persons from Hyderabad, who have been held captive in Libya.

In a memorandum submitted to Swaraj, TRS parliamentary party Leader A P Jithender Reddy said the family members of the two abducted persons -- T Gopikrishna and Ch Balram -- were deeply concerned about their safety as there was no information about the duo.

Noting that that tow professors, hailing from Hyderabad, were still under the custody of ISIS, he urged the minister to direct the Indian Mission in Tripoli for their safe and immediate return.

Later, Reddy said Swaraj explained to them about the steps taken by the government for early release of the duo.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Government's Special Representative in Delhi K Rama Mohana Rao said that he had contacted the Indian Embassy officials at Libya today, who according to him, have expressed confidence that the two would be released in a short period.

Islamic State terror group (ISIS) had abducted four Indian teachers working in Libya, of which two hailing from Karnataka were released later. However, the two hailing from Hyderabad are still held captive by ISIS.

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