India on Monday lodged a strong protest with China over the harassment of an Indian diplomat who collapsed in a court in Yiwu city near Shanghai when he was denied food and medicines despite his diabetic condition during negotiations to free two Indians.

As per sources, the Ministry of External Affairs summoned Chinese deputy ambassador Zhang Yue after reports reached Delhi about an Indian official S Balachandran, posted at the Indian Consulate in Shanghai, being Ill-treated by traders and local officials at Yiwu.

He had gone to the court in connection with a case related to kidnapping of two Indian traders, said sources.

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India’s Embassy in China on Tuesday warned the Indian Traders and business man to avoid doing business in the Southern China city of Yiwu after local authorities there failed to stop the Ill-treating of diplomat S Balachandran and did nothing to free two indian traders being held as hostage by Chinese traders.

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Finally the two trapped Indians traders under police protection in an eastern Chinese town Yiwu, returned to Shanghai on Wednesday night after Indian Consulate officials and Chinese authorities worked together to set them free.