India’s deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, was arrested on December 10th 2013, and later released on bail, on charges of visa fraud related to her underpaying her domestic help below prevailing minimum wage laws in New York.
Her humiliation by means of public arrest has drawn sharp criticism and outrage from the Indian government.
Update as of January 9 2014: Devyani Khobragade has been formally charged by the US government but she was granted full diplomatic immunity by the US after it accepted her transfer to the UN, therefore Devyani Khobragade was asked to leave the US, which she did.
The matter is far from resolved because her husband and children are in New York and her formal charges still stand in US court which she must face if and when she returns without diplomatic immunity.
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