Khan was in the US on the invitation of Yale University, which honoured him. But before reaching Yale, Khan was detained for one-and-half hours at White Plains for secondary security checks by the US Customs and Border Patrol agency.
The US Embassy here issued a statement Friday evening apologising for the incident.
“Please allow me on behalf of our diplomatic mission in India to apologize if Mr. Shah Rukh Khan experienced an inconvenience or delay yesterday in White Plains, New York, on his way to Yale University,” the US embassy spokesperson, Peter Vrooman, told reporters here. – IANS