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Indians Protest Treatment of Diplomat in New York

Devyani Khobragade was stripped and searched while in detention

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(CNN) — The arrest and detention of an Indian consular official in New York on visa fraud charges has created a diplomatic uproar with punitive steps taken against State Department officials in New Delhi.

Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, was arrested on Thursday as she dropped her daughter off at school. Court papers allege she submitted false documents to obtain a work visa for her female housekeeper, paying her less than the amount stated.

Khobragade, 39, was held in a cell with other females and strip-searched in New York following her arrest, the U.S. Marshals Service said, noting such treatment was standard procedure in her case and that no policies were violated. She eventually posted bond and was released.

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