Greenpeace activist 'offloaded': Home Ministry seeks reports

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New Delhi, Jan 12: ‎The government has initiated a probe into the incident in which a Greenpeace activist was offloaded at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Priya Pillai was to board a flight to London when she was offloaded and her passport stamped.

The Home Ministry says that it not aware of the reasons. Home Secretary Anil Gowswami said at Delhi he is not aware of the reason and would seek a report.

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Lookout circular:

Meanwhile, sources still claim that the reason for her being offloaded was due to a lookout circular issued. However, it is the home ministry which needs to approve a lookout circular. The intelligence bureau in the case against NGOS threatening economic security has issued several look out circulars. It is closely monitoring the movement of some activists who have been accused of bringing in foreign funds to disrupt developmental activities.

Will probe everything:

Home Ministry officials claim that they will probe all angles and also added that they would see if she had informed the court before trying to fly outside the country.

Pillai had claimed that there is no pre-condition imposed by the court while she was granted bail in a case. She along with several others were arrested for staging a protest amounting to encroachment.

The law however states that in every case in which bail is granted there is a pre condition that the accused shall not leave the country without prior permission.

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