Two Indians still in IS captivity in Libya
New Delhi: Anxiety enveloped the families of two Indians who continue to remain in captivity of suspected Islamic State militants in Sirte in Libya a day after their two other Indian colleagues were released.
A relative holds up photo of Balaram, who is missing. File pic
Even as the Indian government continues efforts for the release of the two — Balram Kishan and T Gopikrishna — Congress leader Manish Tewari set off a controversy with his tweet, 'Happy two Indians released in Sirte Libya pray for others. Ques — since Sushma Swaraj claiming credit — is India doing business with IS in Libya'.
The families of Kishan and Gopikrishna, from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, are worried about their kin but also hopeful of their release since their two colleagues were freed on Friday.
Andhra Pradesh's NRI Affairs Minister Palle Raghunath Reddy said the state government was making efforts with the help of the Indian government and Libya to secure release of Gopikrishna.