Sushma Helps ‘Abducted’ Man in Serbia, Later Finds Case to Be Fake

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India did not sign the agreement under the influence of money.

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is hailed for coming to the rescue of distressed Indians abroad and has also been lauded for her swift response. This time again an individual reached out for assistance, but the case was later found to be “staged”.

On 22 March, Rajeev Sharma tweeted a video of his brother being tortured. His brother, Vinay Mahajan had been allegedly kidnapped in Serbia. The kidnappers were threatening the family to pay ransom or else they would murder him.

The Minister immediately took stalk of the situation and brought the issue to the notice of her Indian counterparts in Serbia. Sharma further tweeted this information about his brother.

A few hours later, Swaraj even tweeted a happy message to Sharma and his family. The Indian is now safe.

But later on Thursday night, Swaraj informed that the kidnapping was “stage-managed” and the video was “fake”.