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Sushma Swaraj Seeks Report From Indian Ambassador In US On Arrest Of Baroda Businessman

This was in response to a tweet from the businessman's wife.

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India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW DELHI -- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the Indian Ambassador in the US on the arrest of a Baroda-based businessman at an airport in the American state of North Dakota.

Swaraj, in response to a tweet by the wife of the arrested Indian man, tweeted:

"Sushmaji, my husband Paraman Radhakrishnan is an honest man with a passion for energy conservation," the wife tweeted to the minister.

Radhakrishnan was taken into custody at the Grand Forks International Airport by police for allegedly making a bomb threat at an airport as he told a travel agent that there was an explosive in his bag. He faces terrorism charges.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel also sought Swaraj's intervention for the release of Radhakrishnan.

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