New Delhi: Members of the national shooting team were on Tuesday detained at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after they refused to clear their guns with the customs, informed Abhinav Bindra, the country's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, Bindra also expressed disappointment with the treatment that the “country’s ambassadors” were given.
Saddened to hear that the National Shooting Team is detained at The IGI Airport with the customs refusing to clear their guns. 1/3— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) May 9, 2017
He also said that this kind of thing would have never happened with the country's national cricket team.
They are our countries ambassadors and should not be treated like this. Would this ever happen to our cricket team ? 2/3— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) May 9, 2017
The official team manager of the shotgun team left this morning leaving the athletes to fend for them selves.— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) May 9, 2017
The national shooting team was reportedly about to leave for Munich to participate in the ISSF Shooting World Cup starting later this month....