Did Justin Trudeau carry cocaine to New Delhi for the G20 Summit? Canadian PMO reacts to reports
A former Indian diplomat while talking to a New channel claimed that sniffer dogs in New Delhi found cocaine in Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's plane during his visit to India for the G20 Summit.-
While India-Canada continues to remain in a diplomatic standoff over the killing of a Pro-Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Most Wanted in India, accusations from both sides continue to pop up that may further deteriorate the two countries' relationship. Recently, Deepak Vohra, a former Indian diplomat while talking to a New channel claimed that sniffer dogs in New Delhi found cocaine in Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's plane during his visit to India for the G20 Summit. Not only this, Vohra also revealed the reason why Justin Trudeau did not attend the dinner party which was organized by the President of India Dropdi Murmu. Vohra revealed that Canadian PM Justin Trudeau was high on cocaine and therefore he remained in his room for at least two days and did not attend the dinner party that was attended by other world leaders during the G20 Summit.
Now, the Canadian PMO has responded to the allegation and termed the claims made by Vohra as fake. Canadian media quoted PMO's statement which stated, "This (is) absolutely false and a troubling example of how disinformation can make its way into media reporting."
Notably, Vohra further stated, “My wife saw him at the Delhi airport and said that Trudeau looked depressed and stressed...We don’t know the reason. I don’t know the reality, but social media and some ‘credible rumours’ suggest that his plane was full of cocaine...He has become lonely. He is now trying to show that he is a Canadian Rambo and nothing can go wrong in his presence. India has done the right thing by suspending visa services in Canada.”
MEA S Jaishankar slams Canada
Speaking at the 'Discussion at Council on Foreign Relations' in New York, S Jaishankar said, "In the last few years, Canada actually has seen a lot of organised crime, relating to the secessionist forces, organized crime, violence and extremism. They're all very, very deeply mixed up. So in fact, we have been talking about specifics and information." India's MEA further stressed that the Indian government has provided the Canadian side with a lot of information about the crime, and there has been a large number of extradition requests. We have given them a lot of information about organized crime and leadership, which operates out of Canada. There are a large number of extradition requests. There are terrorist leaders, who have been identified," Jaishankar added.
S Jaishankar further said, "Our concern is that it's really been very permissive, because of political reasons. So we have a situation where our diplomats are threatened, our consulates have been attacked...A lot of this is often justified, as saying that's how democracies work. If somebody gives me something specific, it doesn't have to be restricted to Canada. But if there's any incident which is an issue and somebody gives me something specific, as a government, I would look at it," Mr Jaishankar further said.