Diplomat`s arrest: Protests outside US Embassy

Several activists protested this afternoon outside the American Embassy here over the alleged ill-treatment meted out to India`s Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade by the US authorities.

PTI| Updated: Dec 18, 2013, 17:10 PM IST

New Delhi: Several activists protested this afternoon outside the American Embassy here over the alleged ill-treatment meted out to India`s Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade by the US authorities.

The protestors from different organisations, besides a group of DU students, raised anti-America slogans and demanded immediate apology from the US authorities during their protest outside the embassy in the diplomatic enclave in Chanakyapuri locality of central Delhi.

They also insisted that the government should take more stern steps to register India`s protest against the mistreatment of its diplomat in the United States.

The government had yesterday announced a series of steps to strip US diplomats and their families of privileges, including withdrawing all airport passes and stopping import clearances for the Embassy, including for liquor.

Security barricades around the US Embassy were also removed by the Delhi Police here.

39-year-old Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer, was taken into custody last week on a street in New York as she was dropping her daughter to school and handcuffed in public on visa fraud charges before being released on a USD 250,000 bond after pleading not guilty in court.