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Businessmen kidnapped in Malaysia rescued: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Thane (Maha) 

The two brothers from Maharashtra's district, who were kidnapped from in last week, have been freed, the police today said.

of told reporters that according to the latest information, the brothers have been released and are safe.

They will return to soon, he said here.

(36) and Kaustubh Prakash Vaidya, (31), residents of Dombivali in the district, own a fish export firm called Rock Frozen Food and had gone to on August 1 after receiving an order from a firm there called Mis Lee Frozen Foods, according to the complaint from Rajiv Vaidya, the brothers' paternal uncle.

As per the complaint, one of the brothers called up home on August 2, around 10.30 pm, to inform the that they had been kidnapped by unknown persons who were demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore, police said.

The received several calls from the siblings on August 3, between 8 and 11 pm, repeating the demand following which their uncle lodged a complaint with

members also got in touch with the Indian Embassy in and a complaint was lodged with the southeast Asian country's police as well, an official, quoting the FIR, had said.

In a tweet tonight, said, "I am happy to inform that with the efforts of our and his team, has secured release of both Indian nationals on 6th August 2018.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 23:30 IST