Mancherial/Karimnagar: Two persons from Telangana, Bommana Rajanna from Mancherial and Penchala Venkataiah, a native of Odyaram in Gangadhara mandal of Karimnagar are stranded in Kabul following the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
Both work for the same company – ACCL International – in Kabul and stay together.
Anxious family members of Rajanna have requested the Union government to ensure his safe return. His wife Vasantha and daughter Ramyam told the media here late on Tuesday evening that Rajanna, who flew to Kabul on August 7, was struggling to return home. He has been with the Afghanistan company for the past eight years. He came to India on June 28 and returned to work in Kabul subsequently.
According to Vasantha, Rajanna went to Afghanistan as he did not expect the turmoil that Kabul was witnessing now. “He is now worried about his return since there are no flights,” she said.
They said he was in constant touch with them over phone and was keeping them informed about the prevailing situation there.
Meanwhile, Odyaram sarpanch Sampath said Venkataiah had contacted his family and asked them to not worry about his well-being since he was in a safe place.
Venkataiah, who migrated to Afghanistan in search of employment 15 years ago, was staying at a military base camp near Kasab area. He visits his native place every six months. Though he informed his family recently that he is safe, his family members and relatives are worried about the situation in Afghanistan.
Venkataiah’s family was not available at home in Odyaram nor were they reachable over phone. The sarpanch said the family had gone to another village to attend a function. Sampath appealed to the district administration, State and Central governments to take steps to bring Venkataiah back to India.
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