Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s former staffer detained in gold smuggling case

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Published May 30, 2024 at 12:56pm

    Shashi Tharoor's aide detained in a gold smuggling case

    He is his former part-time aide in airport assistance

    Shashi Tharoor has backed action against him

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor confirmed that a former staff member detained in a gold smuggling case at Delhi airport was previously employed part-time for airport facilitation assistance. Tharoor, however, emphasized that he does not condone any alleged wrongdoing.

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Shiv Kumar Prasad, a 72-year-old retiree undergoing frequent dialysis, was among two individuals detained on Wednesday for allegedly smuggling 500 grams of gold. Prasad, who claimed to be Tharoor’s personal assistant, was arrested alongside a passenger arriving from Dubai. Reports indicate that Prasad used his aerodrome entry permit to access the airport premises, where he received the gold from the passenger.

In a post on X, Tharoor expressed his shock at the incident while campaigning in Dharamshala. “While I am in Dharamshala for campaigning purposes, I was shocked to hear of an incident involving a former member of my staff who has been rendering part-time service to me in terms of airport facilitation assistance,” Tharoor tweeted. He reiterated his support for the authorities, stating, “I do not condone any alleged wrongdoing and fully support the authorities in their efforts to take any necessary action as may be required to investigate the matter. The law must take its own course.”

The BJP seized the opportunity to attack Tharoor and the Congress party, with Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar labeling the Congress and CPM as an “alliance of gold smugglers”.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s former staffer detained in gold smuggling case

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    Shashi Tharoor's aide detained in a gold smuggling case

    He is his former part-time aide in airport assistance

    Shashi Tharoor has backed action against him

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor confirmed that a former staff member detained in a gold smuggling case at Delhi airport was previously employed part-time for airport facilitation assistance. Tharoor, however, emphasized that he does not condone any alleged wrongdoing.

Also Read: Shashi Tharoor backs IUML in legal fight against CAA

Shiv Kumar Prasad, a 72-year-old retiree undergoing frequent dialysis, was among two individuals detained on Wednesday for allegedly smuggling 500 grams of gold. Prasad, who claimed to be Tharoor’s personal assistant, was arrested alongside a passenger arriving from Dubai. Reports indicate that Prasad used his aerodrome entry permit to access the airport premises, where he received the gold from the passenger.

In a post on X, Tharoor expressed his shock at the incident while campaigning in Dharamshala. “While I am in Dharamshala for campaigning purposes, I was shocked to hear of an incident involving a former member of my staff who has been rendering part-time service to me in terms of airport facilitation assistance,” Tharoor tweeted. He reiterated his support for the authorities, stating, “I do not condone any alleged wrongdoing and fully support the authorities in their efforts to take any necessary action as may be required to investigate the matter. The law must take its own course.”

The BJP seized the opportunity to attack Tharoor and the Congress party, with Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar labeling the Congress and CPM as an “alliance of gold smugglers”.

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