Tharoor Responds to Ex-Aide’s Gold Smuggling Detainment: Law Must Take Its Own Course

After Delhi Customs detained two individuals, including one who claimed to be the personal assistant to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, in a gold smuggling case, Tharoor distanced himself from any wrongdoing. The Congress leader stated that the law should take its own course and extended his support to the authorities.

Tharoor clarified on X that the detained person is a former staff member who has been providing part-time services. “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. He is a 72-year-old retiree undergoing frequent dialysis and was retained on a part-time basis on compassionate grounds,” Tharoor posted.

He emphasized that he does not condone any alleged wrongdoing and supports the authorities in their investigation. “I fully support the authorities in their efforts to take any necessary action that may be required to investigate the matter. The law must take its own course,” he added.

Delhi Customs detained the two individuals at Delhi International Airport on Wednesday in connection with the alleged gold smuggling case.

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