Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 13 : Shyam Yenpure, father of Aniket Sham Yenpure, who’s among the many 5 Indian sailors stranded in Iran after they had been duped within the title of a job overseas, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of Exterior Affairs requesting to convey his son again to India.
Chatting with ANI, Shyam mentioned, “In 2019, we acquired in contact with an agent who promised Aniket a job in vessels. We spent an enormous quantity on this job and he was later recruited as a sailor there. He went to Iran to work within the Service provider Navy in 2019. Final yr, a heroin consignment was recovered from his ship and Iran authorities seized the boat and jailed them.”
“My baby together with his 4 different colleagues, who had been harmless, spent greater than 400 days in jail. They had been discovered harmless they had been launched by the orders of the native courtroom. We had been unaware about all this we got here to know after they had been launched from the jail,” Aniket’s father mentioned.
Shyam additional mentioned that Aniket known as him and knowledgeable him about his situation a couple of months in the past.
Aniket mentioned his passport is with the Iran authorities and with out that he can not come to India, Shyam mentioned.
“I spent all my cash on his schooling. After my spouse’s dying, I’ve bought all her gold ornaments to convey him again. My monetary situation could be very dangerous; I ship door-to-door milk. Therefore I wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi and the Ministry of Exterior Affairs and have requested them to please make efforts and produce my son again to India,” he added.
5 Indian sailors stranded in Iran have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assist them get again to India and act towards brokers who duped them within the title of giving employment overseas, knowledgeable the Indian World Discussion board on Monday.
The stranded Indian nationals are Aniket Sham Yenpure (29), Mandar Milind Worlikar (26), each from Maharashtra; Naveen Singh (26) from Uttarakhand, Pranav Kumar (22) from Bihar, and Thamizhselvan Rengasamy (30) from Tamil Nadu.
In a video message, the seafarers mentioned that they had been arrested from the Strait of Hormuz by the Iranian authorities on February 21 final yr allegedly for smuggling of medication.
“We had been in jail virtually 400 days in a fraud case. Regardless of being launched on March 9, Iranian authorities haven’t given our passports and paperwork. We face difficulties,” one of many males mentioned within the video message.
“We’re in very dangerous situation right here. These brokers duped us and ship us. I request to the Indian authorities to behave towards them in order that nobody else will undergo what we’re struggling right here,” they added.
The lads additional mentioned that the captain of the vessel has testified earlier than courts and the investigators repeatedly that he had masterminded the plot to smuggle narcotics and the 5 Indian seafarers had no position in it.
The sailors, together with their households, have made repeated requests to the involved authorities to supply acceptable help. Nevertheless, their appeals haven’t been examined and thought of intimately.
On March 8, 2021, the native courtroom in Chabahar had discovered them harmless, and ordered their instant launch.
The sailors have additionally been threatened with dire penalties by their recruitment and placement companies brokers together with their companions for lodging any grievance towards them with competent authorities, the assertion additional mentioned.