NEW YORK —
Khobragade’s lawyer said “similarly situated individuals of her stature are routinely provided an opportunity to report to the authorities to address charges at their convenience, instead of being swept off the street like a common criminal.”
In India, the wealthy fearing arrest often approach courts for anticipatory bail, a means of avoiding arrest.
The poor cannot afford that luxury because they are not in a position to hire prominent attorneys and pay legal costs. Influential politicians sometimes feign illness after an arrest to get shifted to hospitals rather than prisons.
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