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Jesuit priest Prem Kumar contradicts govt story: Did India pay Taliban for his release?

Mar 05, 2015    

The family of Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumarhas has indicated that the government of India paid ransom money to his captors which eventually led to his release, a charge that the government has denied.According to a Hindustan Times report, Father Alexis' brother Albert Manoharan was quoted by the paper as saying, "Our brother (Father Alexis) said his abductors told him negotiations were on and he may be freed. They said they were waiting for the money.Albert added that the negotiations took place in Doha and Hindustan Timesquotes Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, a founding member of the ...

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