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Home ministry orders probe into Ahmedabad hotel’s ‘diktat’ to Northeast staff during Xi visit

JCP of Special Branch Vikas Sahay too said he was not aware of any such order having been issued.

By: PTI | Updated: September 22, 2014 6:52 pm
The management of hotel expressed surprise over the reports and claimed all staffers, including those from the northeast, did duty on September 17 when Xi had  a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The management of hotel expressed surprise over the reports and claimed all staffers, including those from the northeast, did duty on September 17 when Xi had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Hours after the Union Home Ministry ordered a probe into reports that employees of an Ahmedabad hotel from the northeast were asked to stay away from duty during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit, the city police and hotel management have denied issuing any such instruction.

“I am not aware of any such diktat given by police to the hotel authorities about their staff. We were just concerned about the Tibetans,” said Joint Commissioner of Police(JCP)-Crime A K Sharma.

JCP of Special Branch Vikas Sahay too said he was not aware of any such order having been issued.

The Management of hotel Hyatt Ahmedabad expressed surprise over the reports and claimed all staffers, including those from the northeast, did duty on September 17 when Xi had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi there.

“There was no such order given to the hotel staff on that day. All staff, including those from the northeast, was present in the hotel and doing duty when Chinese President arrived. I am surprised as to how such baseless reports are doing the rounds,” said Marketing Manager of Hyatt Ahmedabad Ayesha Mishra.

Earlier in the day, the Home Ministry had asked the Intelligence Bureau to ascertain the veracity of reports about the order and, if it was indeed issued, who did it and why.

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    Sameer
    Sep 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm
    What the !!
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      Rangaesh Gadasalli
      Sep 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm
      This is common senne protocol to be obserevd by all countries when a dignitary arrives. The Tibetans, people from Arunachal and other places are angry with china. what if some unsuspecting employee becomes a suicide bomber and kills the VIP's. By asking them to stay home and taking care of high level security, the law and security dept have done a good job.
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        plain truth
        Sep 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm
        Will the Home Ministry also probe against the PM / PMO for keeping Minister of State (Home) Mr Kiren Rijiju away from official gatherings / meetings? Disgusting behaviour towards own people to satisfy a foreign leader whose army was intruding into our borders at the same time.
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          Narendar
          Sep 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm
          There are always people with vested interest to startt a rumor.
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            Rufusd
            Sep 23, 2014 at 5:09 am
            There cannot be this smoke without fire.
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