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KGL paid a million-dollar ransom
September 02, 2004 00:31 IST
The freedom of three Indians and four other hostages was secured after payment of $1 million, the Kuwaiti company employing them said on Wednesday night and denied that it had halted operations in Iraq, as demanded by the abductors.
She said that the Indian government, which was kept informed about the developments in the hostage crisis on a regular basis, was aware of the payment of ransom.
The statement came as the three Indians -- Antaryami, Tilak Raj and Sukhdeo Singh -- arrived in Kuwait.
Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Swashpawan Singh received them.
They are expected to be flown home on Thursday.
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