Slavery charges a matter of law enforcement: US

The charges of misconduct and sexual harassment against Indian Consul General in New York Prabhu Dayal are a law enforcement matter, the US State Department has said.

Updated: Jun 25, 2011, 11:19 AM IST

Washington: The charges of misconduct and
sexual harassment against Indian Consul General in New York
Prabhu Dayal are a law enforcement matter, the US State
Department has said.

"It`s a law enforcement matter, as you know," State
Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at her
daily news conference when asked about the charges against
Dayal.

In a case filed in a New York court, Santosh Bhardwaj,
who worked as a maid for Dayal, claiming unspecified damages
and alleged that her former employer treated her like a slave.

The allegations have been denied by Dayal.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said
Dayal had "impeccable personal and professional integrity" and
the charges against him "appear to be motivated and baseless".

PTI