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India-US Relations / Diplomat Fraud Arrest #1057223

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Deborah Feyerick) The background to th uproar in India over the arrest of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade††, in the US for making a false statement about her nanny reviewed; details given about the low payment to the nanny, the strip search of the woman and how the arrest was handled. [Nanny's attorney Dana SUSSMAN†- says she lied to bring the domestic worker to the US.] [Pro Bono Legal Center Martina VANDENBERG†- says everyone is arrested: says thiese allegations were investigated.] [Human trafficking expert Avoly LANNING†- talks about immigration cases.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The comments from Secretary of State John Kerry to India noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; New Delhi, India: Mallika Kapur) The reaction in India to this legal case, especially the strip searching, and the retaliation in India against US diplomats discussed; inset video of the anti-US protests.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Gateway House Indian Council on Global Relations Seema Sirohi† and "Mumbai Mirror" columnist Aseem Chhabra†† about this case. [SIROHI - calls this a double standard on behalf of the US so both sides need to work out a solution; suggests the US bureaucracy treated this in an "unthinking manner."] [In studio, CHHABRA†- cites the plight of the underpaid domestic worker; suggests political motivations behind the protests.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Feyerick, Deborah;
Kapur, Mallika

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