India conveys concern to US on the manner of Krittika`s arrest
New Delhi: India has conveyed its concern to
the United States over the way an Indian diplomat`s daughter
was arrested in New York.
Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar today said the
wrongful arrest of Krittika Biswas, daughter of the vice
counsel at the Indian Consulate in Manhattan, Debashish
Biswas, had been taken up with the US government "very
"It is a case which the Embassy had taken up very
seriously with the US government. When she was apprehended, we
worked through the night as we got the information in the
night. We woke up the US officials in the night and got her
released the next day," she said.
Shankar was talking to reporters after a meeting with
Home Minister P Chidambaram here.
The envoy said there was concern over the way the
18-year-old student was apprehended.
"Now she has sought permission to file a case against the
US authorities and she is fighting it. Subsequent to her
release, we have conveyed our concern to the US government
about the way she was treated. The case is obviously a matter
of concern to all of us," she said.
Krittika was arrested by the New York Police on February
8 on the suspicion of sending obscene emails to her teacher in
Queens` John Browne High School. She was released a day later
after being found innocent.
The girl is now suing New York City`s Government for USD
1.5 million for what she claims was a wrongful arrest.
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