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"We have received information about an Indian national, Money Sharma, working as a journalist, who has been detained by the Maldivian authorities," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
"We have asked our Embassy to get in touch with the local authorities to ascertain more details of the case," he added.
According to reports, Sharma from Amritsar and Atish Ravji Patel, an India-born British national from London, both employees of a foreign news agency, have been arrested under a Maldivian decree for "national security purposes".
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