Afghanistan-origin Indian abducted at gunpoint in Kabul, MEA informed

A 50-year-old Indian-origin man, Bansri Lal Arendeh, has been abducted from his shop in the eleventh police district of Kabul, Indian World Forum president Puneet Singh Chandhok said. According to the information, Arendeh has a business of pharmaceutical products and was on his usual routine along with his staff when they were abducted around 8 am on Monday. While his staff managed to escape after being beaten mercilessly, Arendeh is still held hostage.

Chandhok said that the local community is following up with the officials concerned and a case has been filed with local investigation agencies and various searches were done to locate him. The IWF president added that he has informed about the incident to Ministry of External Affairs and requested for their immediate intervention and assistance. As per available information, Bansari Lal Arendeh was headed to his shop on Tuesday morning, along with his staff, as per his normal daily routine. While heading to his workplace, his car was hit from behind and then he was taken at gunpoint. The local community is following up with the concerned officials and a case has also been registered with local investigation agencies and various search operations were launched by his friends during the day to locate him. It was also informed that after his car was hit from behind; his staff was abducted by the attackers too. Bansari Lal’s staff was mercilessly beaten by the abductors but managed to escape. His family lives in Faridabad near Delhi.