Indian diplomat’s daughter suing New York for false arrest

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New York: An Indian diplomat’s daughter is suing New York city for a whopping $1.5 million alleging she was falsely arrested and suspended for sending obscene emails to teachers at her Queens high school.Krittika C, a John Bowne HS senior and daughter of Debashish Biswas, vice counsel at the Indian Consulate General here, filed a notice of claim May 6, according to her lawyer Ravi Batra.

She said her claims of diplomatic immunity were ignored when she was handcuffed and locked up for more than 24 hours Feb 8 after a shoddy probe by administrators into the emails.

Even after the Queens District Attorney dropped the charges and expunged her arrest from the record, school officials sent the 18-year-old girl to an offsite suspension centre for more than a month, according to the claim.

It was only after principal Howard Kwait found the real perpetrator that Krittika was allowed back into school.

“The basis for this targeted inquiry was as criminally malicious as it was reckless,” Batra said at a news conference.

In addition to unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, Batra suggested that Mayor Bloomberg could perhaps give “a key to the City to Krittika as a token of heartfelt sorrow for the unbecoming pain inflicted upon her”.

Batra also claims that officers failed to read Biswas her rights and “continued to inquire about her computer usage”. (IANS)