External Affairs Ministry strips Devyani Khobragade off her duties over vigilance case against her

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December 20, 2014

New Delhi: In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait.

December 20, 2014

New Delhi: In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait.

MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the action taken against Khobragade is related to an ongoing inquiry against her in a vigilance case.

The vigilance case against Khobragade is underway on charges that she had failed to disclose that her husband is a US citizen and that she has got US passports for her two children.

Khobragade was earlier arrested in New York in 2013 on charges of ill-treating her domestic help Sangeeta Richards. She had denied the charges and returned to India but the US still has not withdrawn the allegations against her.

She was strip-searched by the New York Police which led to a diplomatic storm in India with official and popular outrage against the treatment meted out to an Indian diplomat.


Courtesy: IBN