Devyani is not new to controversies. Her name was figured in Mumbai's Adarsh Housing society scam, two years ago. According to media reports Devyani, who already owned a house in Mumbai which was also allotted under the state government's 10 per cent quota got another flat at the Adarsh in 2005-06.
Even though Devyani and her father were never questioned by the CBI, her father had deposed before a two-member commission of enquiry probing the Adarsh scam. He had told the commission that it was not his or his daughter's duty to inform the government about the flats owned by them.
She had hired an Indian woman Sangeetha Richard as a babysitter and domestic assistant in late 2012. Her babysitter left for a departmental store in last June and never returned. She went to an American attorney who is specialized in immigration matters and complained about the alleged Visa fraud. The Indian embassy in the USA declared the nanny absconder and requested the US authorities to deport her.
Devyani went to the Delhi High Court asking it to restrain her former employee. The Delhi high court ordered Sangeetha Richard not institute any action against Devyani outside the Indian judiciary.
Since her nanny is now an illegal migrant in the USA, Indian laws have little control over her.