Indian yoga guru detained at London's Heathrow: Reports
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.