Over 400 kidnapped, 7 still in captivity of pirates: Government

by admin | Monday, Dec 8, 2014 | 779 views

Fate of seven Indians kidnapped four years ago by pirates operating off Somalia and Nigerian coasts remains unknown and the past six years have seen the abduction of over 400 nationals, the government has said.

A total of 416 Indian crew were kidnapped in 42 incidents reported between 2008 and April this year. Of the total cases, a maximum of 10 such incidents were reported in 2010 (in which 100 crew were kidnapped), followed by nine in 2011 (87 detenus) and five each in 2008, 2009 and 2012 in which 63, 47 and 43 Indians were held by the pirates, it said in reply to an RTI query.

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