Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Civil Aviation Ministry Removes Robert Vadra's Name from 'No-frisking' List

New Delhi: Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, will now have to undergo security checks at airports with the government today dropping his no-frisking privileges after his frequent barbs over the issue on social media.    

Till now, 46-year-old Vadra, businessman husband of Priyanka Gandhi, an SPG protectee, was exempted from frisking at airports when he travelled with an SPG protectee. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said, "The previous government gave Vadra the facility only when he was travelling with an SPG protectee. Now, he has himself asked to be removed from the list."      

"The government has revised the list of no-frisking passengers at the domestic airports, and Vadra's name is not on it," a civil aviation ministry spokesperson said. "Fantastic. I am happy with what they have done," Vadra reacted after the aviation ministry's orders.

He later went on Facebook to comment: "I appreciate that my name will not appear in the VVIP list anymore. I hope this is a dead issue now and will not be used against me. My Best wishes."
16/09/15 PTI/New Indian Express
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