Sanjay Tandon, president of the city unit of Bhartiya Janta Party, visited the family of 23-year-old Gurpreet Singh on Tuesday, and assured them that the government will do its best to bring him back to the country, along with other Indians. Singh is one of those Indians stranded in Iraq.
A resident of Manimajra, Singh had gone to Dubai in search of work, where he began working for a company there. However, a few months back, he was sent to Iraq by the company along with other employees.
Tandon says that while he made several attempts to contact Singh, who is hiding in Basra, Iraq, he could not be contacted. The cell phone through which Singh had initially contacted his family, belonged to another youth, Ravi, from Nawanshahr.
Tandon informed that Ravi had said that all of them were hiding in the old palace of Saddam Hussein, and were safe. Tandon said that he had talked to Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj regarding the issue, and had made requests for the government to speed up the process of bringing Singh back to his home country, along with other Indians.