india-news

Indian merchant navy captain released from Togo jail

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Indian merchant ship captain, Sunil James, who was under arrest in the west African country of Togo since July, has been released along with another Indian sailor, the external affairs ministry said Thursday.


External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: "After meet between India's High Commissoner in Accra and President Gnassingbe of Togo, Captain Sunil James and Vijayan released. Now with High Commissioner K. Jeeva Sagar."

The two Indian sailors are to leave for India Thursday, he posted.

James' family has been seeking his release so that he could return home for the last rites of his 11-month-old son Vivaan who died Dec 2 of septicaemia in a Mumbai hospital.

James had stopped at Togo to report an attack on his ship MT Ocean Centurion by pirates when he was arrested July 31, along with two other crew members, for allegedly aiding the pirates.

The sailor's wife, Aditi and other family members had requested the Indian government to intervene so that James could be released.

--IANS (Posted on 19-12-2013)

india-news headlines

Modi in Uttar Pradesh to seek votes for Hema Malini, others

Modi gets more NO votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

I stand by my statement: Giriraj Singh

UPA's haste will destroy Lokpal credibility: Arun Jaitley

BJP moves EC against key appointments

Giriraj defiant even as BJP distances itself; Congress, JD-U move EC

Only Congress can ensure development, says Rahul Gandhi

No Modi wave, only Modi poison, says Jairam Ramesh

Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

India's democracy reaches out to lone voter in Gir forest (Election Special)

BJP distances itself from Giriraj; Congress slams remark

Beni calls Modi murderer, BJP says Congress campaign at nadir

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top