February 21, 2011

Appeal to India to rescue hostage

Daily India "The family of Prashant Kumar, an Indian held hostage by Somali pirates, is hoping the government will step in and offer the required assistance to secure his release." via ANI

'Somali pirates had hijacked the M V Sinin, a Maltese-flagged bulk carrier with 23 crew including 10 Indians, on February 13, and Kumar was among the detained.

'Speaking to mediapersons on Monday, Kumar's wife, Prerna Kumari, said she had appealed to the government to rescue all the detained crew.

'"I appeal to the government to rescue all the crew members and also those people who were detained earlier. And they must make sure that such incidents should not happen again in the future," she said.'

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