The family of Saurabh Swar, a resident of Gaulapar stranded in Guinea, is extremely worried. On Saturday, the relatives reached Budh Park here and requested the government for help. The family is worried about Saurabh’s safety. Wife Shobha is in a bad condition by crying. Seeking the safety of his father, Saurabh’s little son came to the park with a plank in his hand. The family members say that they are not getting any assurance from the government regarding Saurabh’s safety. Only Union Minister of State for Defense and Tourism Ajay Bhatt has assured them of all help and security. But they have not received any information from the Chief Minister yet. He is very upset.
The family members say that they have no idea about what action is being taken at the Chief Minister level in the matter. Wife Shobha Swar says that the last time she had her last conversation with her husband two days ago, he had told then that his mobile would now be snatched. Brother Kripal says that he appeals to the government for immediate help, and at the same time is demanding that he be brought to India safely. The family members have also sent a memorandum to the government through SDM Haldwani. Despite this, what action is being taken, they are not getting any information. Reaching Buddha Park today with a placard in their hands, the family has sought help from the government in bringing Saurabh back safely.
Let us tell you that for the last three months, the Indian Merchant Navy ship is stuck in the Guinea country of West Africa. The 26 crew members of the ship have now been taken hostage by the Navy of Guinea. The 26 crew members also include Saurabh Swar, a resident of Gaulapar, Haldwani. There are 16 Indians in the crew, 6 Sri Lanka, one each from Philippines, Poland and two other officers are hostage. Members of a merchant navy ship have been accused of stealing crude.
Saurabh Swar of Uttarakhand Haldwani last spoke to the family two days ago. He told that now his mobile phone is being snatched and he is being handed over to Nigeria. Since then, the concern of the family has increased further. Wife Shobha Swar told that she has written a letter to the Government of India and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, giving full information, requesting for help and requested the government to take some concrete steps as soon as possible if the government does not take any concrete steps. But big trouble can come.
The family members say that now they are not getting any news of them. Due to which their concern has increased even more. Let us inform that the Indian Norwegian flagged MT Heroic Eden was arrested by the Equatorial Guinea Naval Ship on 12 August 2022 from the International Sea Route. After his arrest, he was placed on an Equatorial Guinea naval escort. All 26 crew members of the Merchant Navy Ship have been accused of stealing crude oil.