PMO dismisses 'credible' allegations that Indian sniffer dogs sniff cocaine from Trudeau plane

PMO dismisses 'credible' allegations that Indian sniffer dogs sniff cocaine from Trudeau plane

The Prime Minister's Office in Canada has dismissed 'troubling' comments from a former Indian diplomat, who said there was a 'credible rumour' that Indian sniffer dogs had sniffed cocaine from Justin Trudeau's plane during his recent G20 meeting in New Delhi.

A former Indian ambassador to Sudan, Deepak Vohra, made some shocking accusations in an interview on Monday. Vohra told Zee News that he hopes to get a closer look at the CIA's handling of the case.

However, the PMO in Canada denied the unsubstantiated claim.

I don't know the reality, but social media and some 'credible rumours' suggest that his plane was full of cocaine. He also did not attend the President's dinner as some people said he was not in his senses due to the drug addiction. So, seeing this nothing can be said about what goes on in his mind, Vohra said.

He adds that tensions have flared between India and Canada following Trudeau's explosive allegations of a 'potential' involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on his soil in British Columbia. In 2020, India had declared Nijjar as a terrorist.

India angered the nation and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move to Ottawa's expulsion of an Indian official.

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