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Published: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 5:55:02 AM
Updated: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 5:55:51 AM

Indian diplomat was strip-searched after arrest in U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Indian diplomat arrested last week for allegedly committing visa fraud and underpaying her nanny was strip-searched, the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs confirmed on Tuesday.

The case of the diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, has become a diplomatic incident between Washington and New Delhi, where police have removed concrete security barriers in front of the U.S. Embassy in apparent retaliation for her treatment.

(Reporting By Chris Francescani)


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