Indian Ambassador to US patted down at airport
December 09, 2010
The incident took place on December 4 at the Jackson- Evers International Airport where sari-clad Shankar was about to board a flight to Baltimore after attending the Mississippi State University's programme, the Clarion-Ledger reported.
Shankar presented her diplomatic papers to officers and was escorted by a Mississippi Development Authority representative and an airport security officer, but witnesses said she was subjected to the hands-on search.
She was taken to a VIP waiting room despite being told she was an ambassador. She was later pulled from a security line and patted down by a female Transportation Security Administration agent.