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Canada denied entry of a retired CRPF officer

T.S. Dhillon, former IG of CRPF

New Delhi, May 24 (UITV): After harassment with an Indian ex-police officer in Vancouver Airport, the High Commissioner of Canada Nadir Patel told that the government of Canada regretted any inconvenience that might have been experienced by the officer and his family.  Indian Government also not taking this incident lightly because the Canadian officers mentioned that CRPF engaged in “human right violations”.



Earlier, it had been reported that, a retired Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), T.S. Dhillon was denied to entry into Canada by the Canadian border agency in Vancouver Airport on 18th May. The Canadian border agency officers told that Dhillon had served in an organization that allegedly engaged in “terrorism” and “gross human right violation”.



Vancouver International Airport


T.S. Dhillon told to PTI, “I landed with my wife in Canada on May 18 as I had a family event to attend. But, the Canadian border agency at the airport did not allowed me to enter the country; I told them that I am a retired senior officer of the Indian Police, the CRPF. But, they did not heed my statements and instead talking to me very rudely and in unpleasant manner. They told me that my forcer had indulged in human rights violations.”


The Indian Ministry of External Affairs is taking this matter very much seriously. The spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Gopal Baglay told “we have seen the news report regarding denial of entry by Canadian authorities to a senior retired Indian Police officer. Such a characterization of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable. We have taken up the matter with the Government of Canada.”


Gopal Baglay, official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs


This is to be noted that the India – Canada relation is not going good since last two months .Earlier this month, two legislatives of Canada had authored a motion in Ontario Assembly calling the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as “genocide”.  The senior Indian officials told it could be a negative impact on the bilateral ties between India and Canada.

Written by Ujjainee Chakraborty