Money had to be given to take the won medal in hand, now after the intervention of Sports Minister, you will get back

After receiving the medal, Srinath Narayanan (Photo credit: @ nsrinath69 Twitter handle)

In August this year, Srinath Narayanan won the gold medal at the FIDE Online Olympiad and had to pay a custom fee for this medal.

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  • Last Updated:December 5, 2020, 9:08 PM IST

new Delhi. Indian chess player Srinath Narayanan received the gold medal won in the FIDE Online Chess Championship after paying a custom fee in the past. But now after the intervention of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju (Customs fee) he will be refunded.

In fact, in August this year, Narayanan won the gold medal at the FIDE Online Olympiad and had to pay a custom fee to take the medal. According to the report, Narayanan had to pay a custom fee of Rs 6200 to bring the gold medal.


Rijiju tweeted on Saturday that his office has contacted Narayanan and the matter has been resolved. He said that I am very disappointed with this news. My office has contacted the player. This is the result of a misunderstanding between the courier company and the customs department.Read also:

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This issue has been fixed. The company has admitted its mistake and the money will be returned to Srinath Narayanan. Narayanan wrote on social media on Wednesday that he got the medal but had to pay the custom fee. He said that 13 member Indians, including me. Everyone has got 12 medals after paying a custom duty of Rs 6200 for medals.

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