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Bi Swat Notice of Claim

Bi Swat Notice of Claim

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INTHEMATTEROFTHECLAIM(S)OFKRITTIKABISWAS,
Plaintiff-Claimant.
NOTICEOFCLAIM-against-(1)THECITYOFNEWYORK,(2)NEWYORKCITYDEPARTMENTOFEDUCATION,(3)HON.DENNISM.WALCOTT,inhisofficialcapacityasCHANCELLORoftheNEWYORKCITYDEPARTMENTOFEDUCATION(albeit,atthetimeofthemisconductalleged,CathleenP.BlackwasservingasChancellor),(4)HOWARDKWAITindividuallyandinhisofficialcapacityasaPRINCIPALwithinandfortheNEWYORKCITYDEPARTMENTOFEDUCATIONatJOHNBOWNEHIGHSCHOOL,(5)JAMIEKIM-ROSSindividuallyandinhercapacityasaTEACHERwithinandfortheNEWYORKCITYDEPARTMENTOFEDUCATIONatJOHNBOWNEHIGHSCHOOL,(6)ELAYNAKONSTAN,individuallyandinherofficialcapacityasCHIEFEXECUTIVEOFFICERoftheNEWYORKCITYDEPARTMENTOFEDUCAnONOFFICEOFSCHOOLANDYOUTHDEVELOPMENT,(7)JOHN/JANEDOENEWYORKCITYDEPARTMENTOFEDUCATIONPERSONNEL##1-10,sonamedastheiridentitieshaveyettobeestablished,involvedintheshaminvestigation,unlawfularrestanddetentionandunlawfulsuspensionofKrittikaBiswas,(8)HON.RAYMONDW.KELLY,inhisofficialcapacityasCOMMISSIONERoftheNEWYORKCITYPOLICEDEPARTMENT,(9)POLICEOFFICER"JANEDOE"MALDONADO(107Precinct,possibleshield#10559),individuallyandinherofficialcapacityasaPOLICEOFFICERwithinandfortheNEWYORKCITYPOLICEDEPARTMENT,sonamedbecauseherexactidentityhasyettobeconfirmed,(10)POLICEOFFICERLARRYGRANSHAW,individuallyandinhisofficialcapacityasaPOLICEOFFICERwithinandfortheNEWYORKCITYPOLICEDEPARTMENT,and(11)JOHN/JANEDOEPOLICEPERSONNEL,sonamedastheiridentitieshaveyettobeestablished,involvedintheunlawfularrestanddetentionofKrittikaBiswas,
Defendants-Respondents.
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TO:CityofNewYork2OfficeoftheComptroller3OneCentreStreet,Room1225
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NewYork,NY10007
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6NewYorkCityDepartmentofEducation
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52ChambersStreet,Room320,B48NewYork,NY10007
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10PLEASETAKENOTICEthataclaimanddemandisherebymade,underFederal11andStatelawwithfullreservationofrighttofileanactioninfederalcourt,forreasonable
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damages,compensatoryandpunitive,alongwithattorneys'feesfortheprevailing
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claimant/plaintiff.PursuanttoG.M.L.
§
50-e(2)(4),Thecompensatorydamagessought,
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sofarascurrentlypracticable,arenotlessthan$500,000.00.Thepunitivedamages
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sought,sofarascurrentlypracticable,arenotlessthan$1,000,000.00.
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NAMEANDPOSTOFFICEADDRESSOFCLAIMANT:18KrittikaBiswas,43-23ColdenStreet,Apt.23-1,Flushing,NY11355.
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20Atalltimeshereinmentioned,KrittikaBiswasisacitizenofIndiaandlawfullypresent
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andresidentintheUnitedStates,StateofNewYork,CityofNewYork.KrittikaBiswas
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isthedaughteroftheVice-ConsulintheConsulateGeneralofthesovereignnationof23India,assignedtotheConsulateGeneralofIndiainNewYorkCity.KrittikaBiswaswas24bornonAugust31,1992,andduringtheoccurrencesdescribedhereinwas18yearsof25age,residedwithherparents,includingtheVice-Consul,andwasafulltimesecondary26schoolstudentenrolledinhonorsclassesatJohnBowneHighSchool,63-25MainStreet,
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Flushing,NY11367,aneducationalfacilitycontrolled,maintainedandoperatedbythe28NewYorkCityDepartmentofEducation.Atalltimeshereindescribed,KrittikaBiswas29wasentitledtodiplomaticimmunityfromarrestanddetention,despiteheractual30innocence.ThisclaimismadebecauseKrittikaBiswaswaswronglyarrestedand
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detainedwithoutprobablecause,andwhileshewasactuallyinnocent.Thisclaimwas32notmadesimplybecauseofanyimmunityfromarrestanddetention.3334NAMEANDPOSTOFFICEADDRESSOFATTORNEYSFORCLAIMANT:35TheLawFinnofRaviBatra,P.e.36TheBatraBuilding37142LexingtonAvenue38NewYork,NY1001639212-545-1993
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40NATUREOFTHECLAIM:
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Claimisherebymadefortheconstitutionalandtortiousphysicalandemotional43injuriesinflicteduponKrittikaBiswas,asaresultofashaminvestigationofoffensivee-44mailsbeingtransmittedtodefendant-respondentNewYorkCityDepartmentofEducation45["DOE"]teacherJamieKim-Ross-whensaide-mailswerenottransmittedby,oron46behalfofKrittikaBiswas,therewasnoevidenceassociatingthee-mailstoKrittika47Biswas,anotherstudentwasultimatelydeterminedtobetheauthorandsenderofthe48illicite-mails-thusKrittikaBiswaswasactuallyinnocent,andKrittikaBiswaswas49immunefromarrest,detentionandprosecutionbecauseofherdiplomaticstatus[Exhibit50
1].
Thechargesstemmingfromthiswrongful,illegalandunconstitutionalarrestwere
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dismissedbytheQueensCountyDistrictAttorney'sOfficepriortoKrittikaBiswasbeing52arraigneduponsame,andthefilesealed[Exhibit2].Wearegratefultothedistinguished53prosecutor,theHon.RichardA.Brown,forputtingastoptothismacabremalicious54misconductbythedefendants.JudgeBrownhasservedascounseltoGovernorHugh55Carey,16yearsasamemberofthejudiciary,includingtenyearsasanAssociateJustice56oftheSupremeCOUl1oftheStateofNewYork,AppellateDivision,SecondDepartment,57andrecentlycelebrated50yearsofdistinguishedservicetohardworkingNewYorkersby58honoringtheruleoflawandprotectingpublicsafety.5960TheinitialwarrantlessdetentionofKrittikaBiswaswasmadebytheDOE,within61JohnBowneHighSchoolbeginningatapproximately9:45a.m.onFebruary8,2011,62leadingtoawarrantlessarrestandunlicenseddetentionofKrittikaBiswasonFebruary8,632011,bytheNewYorkCityPoliceDepartment["NYPD"],includingpolice64officers"JANEDOE"Maldonado(107Precinct,possibleshield#10559),acting65individuallyandinherofficialcapacityasaNYPDPoliceOfficer,andLarryGranshaw66(sp),actingindividuallyandinhisofficialcapacityasaNYPDPoliceOfficer,atthe67insistenceoftheDOEanditsrepresentatives,includingdefendants-respondents,thevery68arrogantandnastyHowardKwait,actingindividuallyandinhisofficialcapacityasa69DOEprincipalatJohnBowneHighSchoolandtheracistJamieKim-Ross,acting70individuallyandinherofficialcapacityasaDOEteacheratJohnBowneHighSchool
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[Exhibit3].Saidarrestanddetentionwaswithoutprobablecause,andwithoutthe72consentofKrittikaBiswas,andinviolationofstate,federalandinternationallaw,as73KrittikaBiswaspossessesdiplomaticimmunity.Saidunconstitutional,unlawfuland74illegalarrestanddetentioninvolvedunnecessaryandpainfultighthandcuffingthat75causedsubstantialpain,rednessandswelling,refusalbythepolicetopermitKrittika76Biswastourinate,forhours,asextra-judicialpunishment,andunlicenseddetentionin77policecustodyforapproximately28hours(2/8/11atapproximately9:45a.m.to2/9/11at78approximately2:30p.m.).
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