Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said both the businessmen, R.P. Vaidya and K.P. Vaidya, were abducted in Malaysia last Friday but rescued on Monday. She also thanked the Indian High Commissioner and the Malaysian Police for their efforts in the rescue.
"R.P.Vaidya and K.P.Vaidya who had gone to Malaysia for business purposes were abducted on Aug. 3. I am happy to inform that with the efforts of our High Commissioner Mridul Kumar and his team, Malaysian Police has secured release of both Indian nationals," she tweeted Tuesday night.
Local media reports said the two businessman brothers who run a fish export company named Rock Frozen Food, had gone to Malaysia last week after getting an order from a company there. Their family sought Swaraj's help and lodged a police complaint in India after receiving a ransom call.