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Continental Airlines served show cause notice on Kalam issue

Taking a serious note of the “unpardonable” act of frisking of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, government has slapped a show cause notice to the US-based Continental Airlines for violating guidelines.

delhi Updated: Jul 21, 2009 13:52 IST

Taking a serious note of the “unpardonable” act of frisking of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, government has slapped a show cause notice to the US-based Continental Airlines for violating guidelines.

“Not only the preliminary inquiry has been ordered but we also have a preliminary report on the basis of which the Continental Airlines has been issued a show cause notice why action for wilful violation should not be taken,” Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said the Rajya Sabha today.

Patel was responding to the anguish expressed by the entire House, including Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan, over the “humiliation” meted out to the Bharat Ratna, whom they described as the tallest figure and a national hero.

Kalam was frisked by the Airlines at the embarkation point some time back when he was going to the US.