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Government fires Belgium Honorary Consul A C Muthiah

August 10, 2013 13:29 IST

The external affairs ministry has terminated industrialist A C Muthiah from the position of the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Chennai.

The termination was ordered by a circular sent to the Tamil Nadu government with the signature of the deputy chief of protocol in the ministry of external affairs.

According to sources, the termination was ordered after the MEA received a request from authorities in Belgium about complaints they had received over the financial dealings of Muthiah.

The ministry had sought intelligence inputs on the issue before taking such a serious action, said sources.

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A correspondent In Delhi