The mystery over the entry of a “third gatecrasher” into the White House for the Obama-Singh state dinner deepened on Wednesday, with the Indian Embassy making it clear that it did not “seek or facilitate any access” for him.
The Secret Service on Tuesday claimed an “uninvited” member sneaked into the White House by boarding a bus of the Indian delegation.
Though the agency has not yet disclosed the identity, the US media named him as Carlos Allen, a 39-year-old American entrepreneur, who travelled to the White House in the bus “carrying top Indian CEOs who were last-minute invitees to the state dinner“.
The Indian mission, however, denied any such “uninvited individual” was part of the country’s delegation. .
“The person is not known to Indian Embassy. We did not seek or facilitate any access for this person,” Spokesman Rahul Chhabra said.
Though the Indian Embassy didn’t release the names of the CEOs who were in that group, Mr. Chhabra said: “The Embassy had requested for arrangements to be made for invited Indian CEOs who were part of the CEOs’ Forum and were staying at Willard Hotel to be taken to the state dinner.”