Indian Consul General Devayani's arrest in New YorkDeputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade, 39, was arrested on Dec. 12 on changes of underpaying maid Sangeea Richard. US govt saying she paid $3 /hr whereas the original minimum wage is $9. Also Sageetha signed two different agreements with two different wages.
Diplomatic war between India and USIndia Govt is claiming that the case filed on Devayani is illegal since there are different laws to prosecute a Diplomat level employee and US ignored the immunity in dealing with a India Consul-General.
India reacted to Devayani’s attest as it was never before against US actions. India is tough in it’s stand and demanding to close the case filed on Devayani. It removed the security provided to US embassies in India ans asked to submit the identities of all US Consulate officers.
Uttam Khobragade, a formar IAS offier of 1984 batch and father of Devayani Khobragade claims that Devayani hcas not ommitted any visa fraud.