Everything you need to know about Devyani Khobragade's story

Written by Express news service | New Delhi | Updated: Dec 19 2013, 17:59pm hrs
Devyani KhobragadeDeputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade was arrested by US law enforcement authorities on visa fraud charges and released on a USD 250,000 bond after she pleaded not guilty.
The US complaint: According to the complaint against her in the US, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade had first struck a verbal agreement with Sangeeta Richard and then signed two successive contracts, with a different wage specified in each.

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The domestic help: Sangeeta Richard, whose complaint triggered the events leading to diplomat Devyani Khobragade's arrest, was always keen to work abroad, according to her mother-in-law.

Sangeeta always wanted to work abroad: Mother-in-Law by Ananya Bhardwaj

The fathers claim: Uttam Khobragade, father of diplomat Devyani, claims Sangeeta Richard was given full wages and never ill-treated, yet she disappeared without reason.

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The govt view: The Indian view is that the case against the diplomat was part of an illegal immigration plan by the domestic help.

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The family: Uttam Khobragade, a 1984-batch IAS officer and father of India's deputy consul-general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, aspired to become a Rajya Sabha MP following his retirement.

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The diplomat: Excerpts from an interview Devyani Khobragade gave to The Indian Panorama in April

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The treatment: Confirming Devyani Khobragade was strip-searched, a US government official has denied "there was any body cavity search.

'There's a difference': US Marshals concedes strip, not cavity, search by Maneesh Chhibber

Pranab Dhal Samanta explains why India and the US must act fast to stanch the damage that the Khobragade matter is wreaking on ties.

A diplomatic row, a public spectacle