The reports of abduction of about 150 Indian citizens are false and all of them are safe, reported by CNN News18 by mentioning the top government sources.
Amidst the takeover by the Taliban over Afghanistan, reports appeared that around 150 Indian citizens were abducted by the Taliban insurgents from outside the airport gates of Kabul on August 21.
Zaki Daryabi from Etilaatroz and presently working for Kabul Now, has claimed that Indians were abducted from the airport in Kabul. But he said that they were safe and kept in a garage near the airport. “All #Indians are safe, and the people who took them collecting their passports and checking them and investigating. a source told @Etilaatroz abductors told them that all will move back to the #kabulairport. now they are in a garage close to the #kabulairport (sic),” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, fourteen people were arrested from across Assam for alleged social media posts supporting the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, police said on the day. The arrests were made on August 20 night and they have been booked under different sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act and CrPC, a senior police officer averred.
“We were on alert and monitoring social media for inflammatory posts,” the officer said. Two people each were arrested from Kamrup Metropolitan, Barpeta, Dhubri and Karimganj districts, police said. One person each was arrested from Darrang, Cachar, Hailakandi, South Salmara, Goalpara and Hojai districts, they said.
Deputy Inspector General Violet Baruah said the Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security.