New Delhi: Noting that diplomats enjoy immunity abroad and foreign courts have no jurisdiction over them, the Centre on Monday moved the Delhi High Court seeking an order restraining an Indian maid from pursuing in the US a case against her former employers, an Indian diplomat and her husband, for allegedly abusing her.
Filing a civil suit before Justice Kailash Gambhir, the Ministry of External Affairs contended that the case initiated by the maid, Shanti Gurung, with the help of a voluntary organisation against Neena and Yogesh Malhotra, is abuse of process of law as the allegations are baseless and malafide.
Last week, a US judge had recommended that Neena and Yogesh should pay nearly $1.5 million to Gurung as damages on her complaint of "slavery" and "barbaric treatment" while she was employed as their domestic worker.
Justice Gambhir said he would hear the matter on Tuesday....more
07:34 PM, Mar 12, 2012