NEW DELHI: An Indian national kidnapped by Pakistanis in Malaysia was rescued by The Royal Malaysian Police on Saturday. External Affairs Minister on Sunday said that three Pakistani nationals involved in the abduction have been held.
"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," the minister tweeted.
According to media reports, Sanjeev's family received a ransom demand from the kidnappers. Sanjeev's family contacted the cops after which the Malaysian Police raided the home where the victim was being held captive.
The Indian High Commission in Malaysia, in a tweet, 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".
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also expressed his happiness over the rescue of Sanjeev and thanked the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian High Commission in Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Police for their speedy action.
"Under the leadership of @SushmaSwaraj, safety & security of Indians living abroad is the topmost priority of our govt," he said on Twitter.
(With PTI inputs)