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Robert Vadra may lose VIP privileges at airports

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi's son in law, Robert Vadra, may soon lose his privilege of going unchecked at airports. The Central government, now run by BJP, may re-look into Vadra's security exemptions at airports.The new

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 30, 2014 9:00 IST ]
robert vadra may lose vip privileges at airports
robert vadra may lose vip privileges at airports

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi's son in law, Robert Vadra, may soon lose his privilege of going unchecked at airports.


The Central government, now run by BJP, may re-look into Vadra's security exemptions at airports.

The new Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati said, "Security should be meaningful and not ornamental. It will depend on whether the Home Ministry feels there is a threat perception, and I am not talking about Vadra, we'll have to see."

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has 30 positions on the exempt list which begins with the President of India and goes upto special protection group protectees. The only individual listed in that list (on number 31) is Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law.

Last week, the Air Passengers' Association of India had written to aviation secretary Ashok Lavasa why was Vadra getting this special privilege that is reserved for Constitutional authorities only.

Vadra currently is in the VIP list and enjoys the privilege of avoiding frisking.

Earlier, various passenger bodies had also objected to Vadra enjoying such privileges.

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