silver medalist shuttler
’s boyfriend, tweeted to
Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju
on the I-T raids. The post drew a terse reaction from Rijiju on Friday. Mathias is currently coaching Indian players at the Swiss Open.
“Finding myself in a bit of turmoil. Representing India for the first time as a coach for some great athletes, meanwhile I-T department is raiding Taapsee’s houses back home, putting unnecessary stress on her family, especially her parents.. @KirenRijiju please do something,” Mathias tweeted around 8pm on Thursday, while tagging Rijiju. Rijiju replied to Mathias hours later.
“Law of the land is supreme and we must abide by that. The subject matter is beyond yours and my domain. We must stick to our professional duties in the best interest of Indian sports,” he wrote. Mathias was reacting to the raids on the properties of Taapsee and filmmaker
, both critics of the government.