3 Jan :The Centre has been doing its best for the safe release of an Indian worker who was abducted by militants at Herath province in Afghanistan two months ago, the government said.
"Details will not be revealed as it is a kidnap case. The Embassy is at the job. They are trying through the Government," Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vyalar Ravi said commenting on the abduction of Simon Paramanandam, who hails from Kalakurichi Village of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu.
Paramanandam, who was working with an Italian food store supplying food to its soldiers in Afghanistan, was kidnapped by a militant group on 13th October last year.
He was abducted with two other employees of the company while they were delivering food at the International Security Assistance Force camp in Bagram air base in Afghanistan.
Paramanandam’s family members had claimed that the kidnappers were demanding USD 50,000 for his release.
The issue figured when Ravi met with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in Chennai last week. Karunanidhi had expressed concern over Paramanandam’s fate.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan had earlier kidnapped Indian engineer K Suryanarayanan and beheaded him.