Royal Malaysian Police have been successful in rescuing a kidnapped Indian in Malaysia and arrested three Pakistani nationals involved in the case.
The Indian national, Sanjeev, was rescued from a lodging house in Tampoi. Royal Malaysian Police raided the house following a report made by the victim’s family in India that the abductors had demanded a ransom of RM200,000 (INR 3,383,754) for his release and threatened to kill him.
Mohd Khalil Kader, Johor police chief, said, “Police raided the lodging house at 4.30pm on Saturday and found the 28-year-old kidnap victim tied up and guarded by the three Pakistan nationals in a room.”
The victim was not seriously injured but he was taken to hospital for a medical examination.
Sanjeev’s friend, also an Indian national, had lodged a police report in Shah Alam, Selangor, about the abduction.
The Indian High Commission in Malaysia was in constant touch with the police and played an important role in rescuing the Indian national.
Praising the role of Indian High Commission, Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister for External Affairs, tweeted, “Abducted Sanjeev has been rescued. The Royal Malaysian Police has arrested three Pakistani abductors in the case. Indian ambassador Mridul (Kumar) and his team deserve praise.”
In a tweet, the Indian High Commission in Malaysia, said, “Abducted boy Sanjeev got released from the abductors by the Royal Malaysian Police from Johor state on 28 July. Indian High Commission was in constant touch with police during the operation. Heartiest congratulations to the police authorities for speedy action.”