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Indian yoga guru detained at London's Heathrow: Reports

Published on Sep 21, 2013 9:58 PM
 
File picture of Indian yoga Guru, Baba Ramdev, at a function in Kolkata. India's most popular guru, Swami Ramdev, who heads a global yoga empire, was detained September 21, 2013, at London's Heathrow airport and questioned for six hours by British customs officials, the Press Trust of India reported.--PHOTO:AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Popular Indian guru Swami Ramdev, who heads a global yoga empire, was detained Saturday at London's Heathrow airport and questioned for six hours by British customs officials, the Press Trust of India reported.

Ramdev, a household name among Indian television viewers who tune in regularly to his yoga shows, was quizzed when he arrived at the airport on a visitor's visa instead of on a business visa, PTI quoted sources as saying.

His spokesman, S.K. Tejarawala, said the pony-tailed Ramdev was allowed into Britain after questioning.

He dismissed as "baseless" reports the guru was questioned about carrying medicines.

 
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