Baba Ramdev detained at London airport, released

Sep 21, 2013, 14:37 IST | Agencies

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was detained at Heathrow airport in London for eight hours by British customs officials, was released on Saturday

Ramdev's spokesman S.K. Tejarawala said, he was neither asked any question nor his luggage was checked. He said: “Swamiji felt harassment there." 

Baba Ramdev
Baba Ramdev

Ramdev was reportedly questioned by the customs officials as he traveled to Britain on a visitor visa instead of a business visa, and he was also questioned about certain medicines he was carrying with him.

Tejarawala said: "He (Ramdev) asked several times to immigration authorities why he was detained as he had done no crime or illegal thing in his life, but the authorities kept mum and replied nothing."

"Swamiji was carrying only four set of clothes and a diary containing facts and figure related to his agitation and movement, and ved mantras in Sanskrit and Hindi."

“This incident is a case of gross insult to the pride and prestige of 125 crore Indians. Swamiji had visited several times to UK in last seven years and conducted many Yoga camps,” he said in a statement.

Ramdev visited London to attend a function organised by the Patanjali Yogpeeth on the 120th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's from then Bombay Port to Chicago.

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