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Shashi Tharoor’s aide arrested by customs at Delhi airport for ‘smuggling gold’, Congress MP reacts

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s personal assistant was arrested by customs at the Delhi airport after he was allegedly caught “smuggling gold” from Dubai, said sources. According to sources, Shiv Prasad was detained on Wednesday by customs officials at Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport.

According to customs sources, Kumar was arrested at IGI Airport while taking possession of gold brought from Dubai by one of his associates. The customs officials also seized the gold worth around Rs 30 lakh and launched an investigation to determine the origins and authenticity of the recovered gold.

As per the sources,Kumar, who arrived at Delhi Airport from Dubai, was questioned by customs officials about the source of the gold and why he was bringing it to India. However, he was unable to provide satisfactory responses or a convincing account, nor could he present the necessary documents. Further investigation into the matter is underway.

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