External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced the release of all Indian nationals from Kerala who were sent to jail by the African nation Togo. She also appreciated the efforts of the India mission in Accra and Consulate in Toge.
We have secured the release of 5 Indians from Kerala jailed in Togo. Good work by Indian mission in Accra and Consulate in Togo.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 1, 2017
Sushma Swaraj expressed his gladness on twitter
EA Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed his happiness on twitter while saying that “We have secured the release of five Indians from Kerala jailed in Togo,” Sushma.
In 2016, Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, then Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said the Togolese court has been sent Indian nationals from Kerala to Jail and government was making efforts to ensure their release.
Ship carrying Navy men was trapped in Nigeria for violating laws
“They were arrested in July 2013 for their suspected involvement in a piracy attack off the coast of Togo,” he said.
The Indian Nationals are employees of a Merchant Navy firm, had set sail for South Africa in October 2013 from Mumbai. When they were returning in the month of July 2014 their ship got trapped in Nigeria and they had arrested for violating laws of international water, Singh had informed the parliament.
The External Affairs Minister is known for her timely involvements and speedy reply on social media and she is one of the most followed politicians on the various social media platforms.