Indian diplomat Khobragade was strip-searched after arrest in U.S

NEW YORK Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:32am IST

A U.S. embassy security guard (L) and an Indian policeman stand in front of the main gate of the embassy as the bulldozer (unseen) removes the security barriers, in New Delhi December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A U.S. embassy security guard (L) and an Indian policeman stand in front of the main gate of the embassy as the bulldozer (unseen) removes the security barriers, in New Delhi December 17, 2013.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Indian diplomat arrested last week for allegedly committing visa fraud and underpaying her nanny was strip-searched, the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs confirmed on Tuesday.

The case of the diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, has become a diplomatic incident between Washington and New Delhi, where police have removed concrete security barriers in front of the U.S. Embassy in apparent retaliation for her treatment.

(Reporting By Chris Francescani)

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Comments (8)
a-non-y-mous wrote:
strip searching is completely inhuman and degrading. why cant the united states just gang rape foreigners like indians do?

Dec 18, 2013 8:46pm IST  --  Report as abuse
ElSolRa wrote:
It is embarrassing to be an American anymore. Under paying her Nanny? Why is this anybodies business but her’s? There are millions of under paid people in the land of the “free”, and nobody seems to care. Some pervert in a uniform had fun at the expense of this attractive woman. Furthermore, does anyone understand how out of hand this is in a conservative country like India? My God we are becoming a Police state!

Dec 18, 2013 8:57pm IST  --  Report as abuse
Hermist wrote:
Bad move! Politicians can now focus on the USA instead of focussing on the problems in India, like hunger, slavery, corruption, poverty, riots, and suppression of women’s rights!

Dec 18, 2013 9:04pm IST  --  Report as abuse
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