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Indian woman strip searched at Frankfurt airport, Sushma Swaraj seeks report

An Indian Woman Was Allegedly Strip-searched At Frankfurt Airport, Prompting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj To Seek A Report From The Indian Consul General Concerned On Saturday.

PTI | Updated on: 02 Apr 2017, 12:04:26 AM
Frankfurt Airport (File Photo)

New Delhi:

An Indian woman was allegedly strip-searched at Frankfurt airport, prompting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek a report from the Indian Consul General concerned on Saturday.

"Raveesh - Plz send me a report on this. @CGIFrankfurt(sic)," Swaraj tweeted to Indian consul general in Frankfurt Raveesh Kumar. Her tweet came following news reports based on the woman's Facebook post in which she alleged that she was strip-searched at the airport while she was on her way to Iceland from Bengaluru on March 29.

"We were traveling to Iceland from India via Frankfurt with our 4-year-old daughter when I was asked to move aside for this 'random check', no explanations offered. I was taken into a room and was asked to lift my dress/take it off so that I could be checked to make sure I wasn't carrying anything under my clothes," Shruthi Basappa alleged in the Facebook post.

"I'm always the 'chosen one' for random security checks - pat down, baggage check, let's take you into a room for a closer pat down etc. Of course it is random. Of course it is not because I'm brown. But this happens every time. Every.Single. Time," she alleged. 

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First Published : 01 Apr 2017, 11:50:00 PM