IL&FS Ethiopia hostage crisis: Two Indian staff released

Nandana James Mumbai | Updated on December 02, 2018 Published on December 02, 2018


IL&FS, on Sunday, said that two of its Indian employees held hostage in Ethiopia have been allowed to move out of their project camp to Addis Ababa. Seven of its Indian employees, based at project camp sites, had not been allowed to leave their respective camp sites by the local community on account of unpaid dues.

 “IL&FS Group has been making all-round efforts, in coordination with the MEA, and the Indian Embassy in Addis Ababa, to ensure the safe and early return of its employees.”

“As a result of collective and sustained engagement with various authorities, two of the seven employees have been allowed to move out of the camp and are now in Addis Ababa,” a statement issued by the company added. 

A source told BusinessLine that the company management has ordered the stranded employees to not give any statements to the media. These employees had earlier taken media help to highlight their plight.

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Published on December 02, 2018
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