The national shooting team were on Tuesday detained at New Delhi's IGI Airport after they refused to clear their guns with the customs, informed Abhinav Bindra, the country's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, Bindra also expressed disappointment with the treatment that 'countries' ambassadors' were given.
He also said that this kind of thing would have never happened with the country's national cricket team.
They are our countries ambassadors and should not be treated like this. Would this ever happen to our cricket team ? 2/3— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) May 9, 2017
"Saddened to hear that the National Shooting Team is detained at The IGI Airport with the customs refusing to clear their guns. 1/3 They are our countries ambassadors and should not be treated like this. Would this ever happen to our cricket team 2/3?" he tweeted.
"Chatted with a few athletes and the lack of support coming through from the national federation is pathetic. @RaninderSingh @TheNrai The official team manager of the shotgun team left this morning leaving the athletes to fend for themselves," he added.
The national shooting team was about to leave for Munich to participate in the World Cup starting May 17.