Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Gurpreet Singh, Kynan Chenai among Indian shooters held up at IGI Airport for over 8 hours

Misdeeds by few of the national-level shooters have started to hurt the sport and our international shooters.

Indian shooters have been holed up inside the Indira Gandhi International Airport as a jittery customs department is unwilling to let them pass with their weapons.

Rifle/pistol shooters, who were coming after participating in Plzen Shooting Grand Prix in Czech Republic and shotgunners who were returning after participating in Cyprus World Cup have been waiting for the past eight hours to get a clearer picture to emerge.

Gurpreet Singh, Harpreet Singh, Pemba Tamang, Chain Singh, Sushil Ghale, Seema Tomar, Kynan Chenai and Ria Rageshwari are the shooters that were being held up because of this confusion.

As of now their guns and ammunition are being held by the customs, and as per the communication passed onto the shooters, it will only be released in consultation with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and the Customs Commissioner.
09/05/17 Vinayak Padmadeo/First Post