Sydney siege: Two of its employees rescued, Infosys thanks authorities

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bangalore
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014 15:36 IST

Besides Vishwakant Ankit Reddy, another Infosys employee Pushpendu Ghosh was also held hostage at Lindt Cafe in Sydney on Monday. Both were later freed.

"We have received confirmation that another Infosys employee was in the siege. Both employees have been rescued safely," said a statement from Infosys.

"We are grateful to the Australian authorities and New South Wales Police for their efforts to ensure the safe rescue of the hostages," the company spokesperson said in the statement.

"We also thank the Indian consulate and the ministry of external affairs for their continuous monitoring and involvement in the situation, and everyone else who helped see us all through this ordeal."

While Vishwakant, a native of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, being held a captive was known earlier, details of another Indian hostage Ghosh came out only when the 16-hour siege ended.

Ghosh, a colleague of Vishwakant, is working as a project manager with Infosys in Sydney.

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