Strongly reacting to the report of denial of entry to a senior retired Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer by the Canadian authorities, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that it had taken up the matter with Canada Government.
"We have seen the news report regarding denial of entry by Canadian authorities to a senior retired Indian Police Officer. Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable. We have taken up the matter with the Government of Canada," the official spokesperson said.
Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who retired as Inspector General of Police in 2010, was reportedly denied entry by the Canadian immigration authorities last week in Vancouver for allegedly working with the Government that "engages or has engaged in terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide."
The immigration authorities, however, later issued a second document in which they denied their earlier statement made against the Indian Government and accused the CRPF of "committing widespread and systemic human rights abuses, for example torture, arbitrary detention, murder and sexual assault."