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Disrespectful! India’s Olympic Shooters Detained By Officials At New Delhi Airport

Published on 9 May, 2017 at 8:20 pm By

In another shocking incident at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, has come to light – Ten Indian shooters who were returning from an international competition, including Olympians Gurpreet Singh and Kynan Chenai, were detained by the customs department for over 12 hours.

It has been reported that the guns which were being carried by the shooters, were not given a green signal, the team was returning from Czech Republic after being a major part of Plzen Shooting Grand Prix. The officials on duty had issued stamped letters which assigned serial numbers to the guns but later refused to clear the same after the athletes made their ways back to the country.


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The inquiry began at 4 am, after the athletes got down at the terminal, they had landed India after a 20-hour long flight. As the detention began, many of them missed their connecting flights, sleep deprived and hungry, they were not allowed to leave till the inquiry was over. The incident took place just 10 days before the world cup. It is also reported that the airport officers used foul language and said, “You won’t die if you don’t eat”.

Reacting to this, Abhinav Bindra Olympics Gold medalist (2008) expressed his rage on Twitter, discussing his disappointment over the issue. Here is what he tweeted:

 

 

 

 


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Clearly, the situation is not an acceptable one, especially when it comes to those who are working day and night to bring laurels to the nation!

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