The solution?: There could be a relatively easy way out of the current mess for both Devyani Khobragade and the US State Department.
The US attorney’s statement: There has been much misinformation and factual inaccuracy in the reporting on the charges against Devyani Khobragade.
The father suit: Devyani Khobragade is represented in the present suit through her father,Uttam Khobragade,who is also the power-of-attorney holder for his daughter.
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.
Leading to Devyani’s arrest,a verbal deal and ‘two contracts by Aneesha Mathur
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.
‘$8.75 an hour,including Rs 30,000 a month to husband’ by Ananya Bhardwaj
The govt view: The Indian view is that the case against the diplomat was part of an illegal immigration plan by the domestic help.
New Delhi sees immigration plot by Express news service
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.
Father aspired for berth in RS,daughter has Adarsh flat & more by Stuti Shukla
The diplomat: Excerpts from an interview Devyani Khobragade gave to The Indian Panorama in April
‘My aim,impact foreign policy for deprived women’ by Express news service
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
Uttam Khobragade,father of diplomat Devyani,said Thursday he would fast unto death unless all the charges slapped against her are withdrawn.
Father threatens ‘fast unto death’,hits back at Bharara by Express news service
In the second week of July,days after Sangeeta Richard left Devyani Khobragade’s home,the former’s husband Philip filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court,only to withdraw it.
Filed,withdrawn,a petition that said Sangeeta ‘arrested’ by Aneesha Mathur
The lawyer for Sangeeta Richard says it is a case not of strip search but of underpayment by Devyani Khopragade.
‘Message lost’: lawyer says it’s about wages,not search by Express news service
Pranab Dhal Samanta explains why India and the US must act fast to stanch the damage that the Khobragade matter is wreaking on ties.