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Indian Diplomat Stripped and Searched While in Custody in New York

Devyani Khobragade was taking her children to school when she was arrested

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India's Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade was stripped in custody and made to stand with common criminals, drug addicts and sex workers by the New York Police.

39-year-old Dr Khobragade, a 1999 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer was on her way to drop her children to school when she was stopped by the police and handcuffed in full public view. A shocked, Dr Khobragade protested immediately saying she is a diplomat and enjoys immunity. But there was worse in store. She was handcuffed, taken to a police station where she was stripped and searched.