Former president Kalam frisked at IGI airport

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New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Former president APJ Abdul Kalam was recently frisked by an international airline at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Kalam was travelling to the US about a month ago on Continental Airlines when the incident happened.

Sources at the airport said Continental Airlines employees frisked Kalam in what is called the second line of security check. He was made to take off his shoes and asked to wait before being frisked.

The Directorate General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) denied the security checks were conducted by them.

However, Continental Airlines defended the same saying that it was a regular security check as the policy of the company is to frisk everyone. They also said that there is no special rule for VIP or VVIP's.

Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said that corrective measures would be taken if anyone is found wrong.

"We will ask for corrective action from the airlines and in case they are proven wrong, we will ask them to tender and apology," he added. (ANI)

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