Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade strip-searched, handcuffed

Fri Dec 20 2013, 20:44 hrs
India's Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, sits at her arraignment in Manhattan Federal court in New York in this sketch. Reuters
India's Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, sits at her arraignment in Manhattan Federal court in New York in this sketch. Reuters
The US has ruled out acceding to either of the two Indian demands withdrawal of charges against itsdiplomatDevyani Khobragade, and an apology for alleged mistreatment, after her arrest in New York last week. Reuters
The US has ruled out acceding to either of the two Indian demands withdrawal of charges against itsdiplomatDevyani Khobragade, and an apology for alleged mistreatment, after her arrest in New York last week. Reuters
India spoke in conciliatory language on the issue of its senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade case, saying that it was important to "preserve" the "valuable" bilateral relationship even as theUSruled out the demand for dropping of the charges against her. Reuters
India spoke in conciliatory language on the issue of its senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade case, saying that it was important to "preserve" the "valuable" bilateral relationship even as theUSruled out the demand for dropping of the charges against her. Reuters
Devyani Khobragade, arrested in New York on charges of visa fraud, broke down many times after being subjected to "repeated" handcuffing, stripping, body cavity searches and swabbing while being jailed with common criminals and drug edicts. Reuters
Devyani Khobragade, arrested in New York on charges of visa fraud, broke down many times after being subjected to "repeated" handcuffing, stripping, body cavity searches and swabbing while being jailed with common criminals and drug edicts. Reuters
Maid Sangeeta Richard with her husband Philip Richard. Sangeeta's allegations led to diplomat Devyani Khobragade's arrest in the US last week. PTI Photo
Maid Sangeeta Richard with her husband Philip Richard. Sangeeta's allegations led to diplomat Devyani Khobragade's arrest in the US last week. PTI Photo
Left Party activists hold placards during a protest against the alleged mistreatment of New York based Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, near the U.S Consulate in Hyderabad. The case has sparked a diplomatic firestorm between the US and India, which is outraged over what it described as degrading treatment toward Khobragade. AP Photo
Left Party activists hold placards during a protest against the alleged mistreatment of New York based Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, near the U.S Consulate in Hyderabad. The case has sparked a diplomatic firestorm between the US and India, which is outraged over what it described as degrading treatment toward Khobragade. AP Photo
Activists of ABVP burn an effigy depicting U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar urged the US to withdraw a visa fraud case against one of its diplomats in New York, suggesting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's expression of regret over her treatment while in custody was not enough. Reuters Photo
Activists of ABVP burn an effigy depicting U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar urged the US to withdraw a visa fraud case against one of its diplomats in New York, suggesting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's expression of regret over her treatment while in custody was not enough. Reuters Photo
The father ofDevyani Khobragadethreatened to launch a fast if "fabricated" charges of visa fraud against his diplomat daughter were not dropped and her honour restored even as he dubbed as "blatant" attack on Indian judiciary US attorney Preet Bharara's remarks after the incident. PTI Photo
The father ofDevyani Khobragadethreatened to launch a fast if "fabricated" charges of visa fraud against his diplomat daughter were not dropped and her honour restored even as he dubbed as "blatant" attack on Indian judiciary US attorney Preet Bharara's remarks after the incident. PTI Photo
Activists of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) protest outside American Consulate in Mumbai against the alleged ill-treatment meted out to India's Deputy consul general to New York Devyani Khobragade by the US authorities. PTI Photo
Activists of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) protest outside American Consulate in Mumbai against the alleged ill-treatment meted out to India's Deputy consul general to New York Devyani Khobragade by the US authorities. PTI Photo

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