Judith, along with her driver, got abducted right outside her office in the heart of Kabul on Thursday evening.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said all possible measures were underway to trace her.Though 48 hours have passed, no breakthrough has been made in the case. Judith was working with the Aga Khan Foundation as a senior technical adviser and was scheduled to visit her home next week.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress MLA Swarnakamal Saha, and party spokesperson Derek O’ Brien met D’ Souza’s father and assured every help. They said the West Bengal government was keeping a tab on the situation. Her father said even the Indian Embassy at Kabul had told him that it would inform him the moment there was any breakthrough.
Judith’s brother Jerome said: “There is no update as of now. But the MEA is constantly in touch with us. A Joint Secretary level officer is coordinating with us. We have full faith in the Indian government and the MEA that they will do the needful in bringing back Judith from Afghanistan.”
When asked whether the details about the efforts being made were discussed with the family members, Jerome said “no, these are official proceedings, which MEA and Indian embassy in Kabul are dealing with. These things are not to be made public.”