Gill asks for details of harassment incident

New Delhi: Taking a serious view of the
Indian shooters` alleged harassment in ISSF World Cup in
Dorset (UK), Sports Minister MS Gill today held a meeting with
the Ministry officials, asking them to get the details of the

"The Sports Minister, taking note of the media reports
regarding the harassment of the Indian shooters in UK, held a
meeting with Ministry officials this morning.”

"The minister has directed officers to get in touch with
officials of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)
and the Indian High Commission in London to know the full
details," a sports ministry official said.

According to the complaint lodged by Indian team manager
T Padmanabhan, the transport department officials at the
event misbehaved with the Indian shooters.

Ace trap shooter and Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Manavjit Singh Sandhu said a couple of transport officials
were very rude with the Indian contingent.

According to Padmanabhan, Sandhu was also insulted
by the transport supervisor.

The incident took place on Friday when the Indian
shooters were boarding the bus that was to take them from
venue to hotel.

The bus driver apparently slammed the door on some
shooters and left them at the range. Some of the Indian
shooters, who were on board, protested to the incident and
were reportedly insulted by the transport supervisor.

Two days back, two Indian female shooters were forced to
get down from the bus, Padmanabhan alleged.



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