On February 19, a new controversy arose in front of Air India when India’s famous shooter Manu Bhakar accused its officers and security personnel of misbehaving and demanding illegal money. In this case, she tweeted 5 one after the other. Before knowing fully about this incident, know who Manu Bhaker is after all:
Who is Manu Bhaker?
Success stairs climbed one after the other
Once Manu started the journey of success and never looked back again. Her name kept adding achievements one after the other. When Manu participated in the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) held in Mexico in 2018, she created another history. She became the youngest Indian shooter to win a gold medal in the event. Along with this, she was also a part of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and won a gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol event, as well as setting a CWG record score of 240.9.
After this, Manu participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and also won a gold medal here. Manu’s next success was in the Asian Games where he won a gold medal with a record score in the 25m pistol event.
Also did amazing in doubles competition
Not only in singles competition but also in doubles competition, Manu has performed amazingly. Manu participated in the 10-meter air pistol mixed team event with Om Prakash Mithwal during the World Cup held in Guadalajara in 2018 and won her first gold medal. Manu Bhaker also won a gold medal during the 14th Asian Championship in 2019. This medal was also important because Manu’s form was not going well these days, despite this, she played and won. This year, she again won a gold medal in the Air Pistol World Cup in Putin, China.
With these few achievements, you can guess how much talent Manu has and how she can brighten the name of Dekh in the coming times. Looking at Manu’s successes, the country now hopes that Manu will do something great in the Tokyo Olympics too.
What was the dispute with Air India?
Not allowing me to board flight AI 437 at IGI Delhi and asking now 10200rs Despite all valid Documentation and DGCA permit . Top of that Manoj Gupta Air india incharge and other staff is humiliating me despite I have 2 guns and ammunition@KirenRijiju @HardeepSPuri waiting sir? pic.twitter.com/UJ3G8jgVa9
— Manu Bhaker (@realmanubhaker) February 19, 2021
Manu accused Air India officials and security personnel that she was stopped from boarding the flight when she was going from Bhopal to IGI Delhi. The reason for this was that he had a rifle. Manu said that he is allowed to carry the rifle and he also has all the documents related to it. But even then, she was not allowed to board the flight and despite the DGCA permit, he was asked for Rs 10,200. Apart from this, they alleged that the officers present there treated them like criminals.
She had also tagged PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri in her tweet. On the other hand, Air India was denying any such act to its officers and employees. In the end, the matter was resolved after the intervention of Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju and Manu was able to travel on a flight.