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Kalam frisking case: Four Continental officials booked

delhi Updated: Jul 24, 2009 18:47 IST

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The government on Friday filed an FIR against four employees of Continental Airlines for frisking former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Delhi airport on April 21.

According to TV reports, the FIR has been lodged against Laurent Recoura, country director, Allen Field, station manager of Continental, Cynthia Carlier, area security manager, and Jaideep, security in-charge.

Continental Airlines apologized to Kalam in person on Thursday, still government has taken a stern action against the airline.

While travelling to the United States a month ago, former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was frisked at the IGI Airport in Delhi by the employees of Continental Airlines.

Due to the seriousness of the matter, Civil Aviation Ministry has also ordered an inquiry into the incident and Praful Patel called the matter 'absolutely unpardonable'.

The airlines called the incident a misunderstanding/inconvenience after the government filed an FIR against it for allegedly breaching Indian aviation rules.