India Demands That U.S. Drop Case Against Diplomat

Dec 19, 2013 8:08 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's foreign minister is demanding that the U.S. drop a case against an Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after being arrested in New York City.

Devyani Khobragade, a deputy consul general in New York, is accused of paying her Indian housekeeper far less than she had claimed on a visa application.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says Khobragade should never have been arrested, and that the housekeeper should be facing charges for blackmailing her employer last summer.

The case has sparked a diplomatic furor between the U.S. and India.


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