The Indian Foreign Ministry summoned on Friday the US Ambassador to New Delhi Nancy Powell to protest the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York over visa fraud.
Devyani Khobragade, Deputy Indian Consul General in New York, was arrested Thursday after she gave officials false information in order to obtain a visa for her Indian housekeeper in New York.
Indian authorities expressed anger over what they said was Khobragade’s “humiliating” arrest, saying the allegations did not justify her arrest. She was detained after dropping her kids off from school.
The Indian diplomat was released later with a US$250,000 bail.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm