Following the arrest of the chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Washington- based IMF announced Tuesday that its Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn`s immunities are limited, according to Xinhua.

The managing director`s immunities are limited, William Murray, an IMF spokesman, said in a statement, adding that they are "not applicable to this case".

Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested in New York City Saturday after being accused of sexually attacking a 32-year-old maid at the Sofitel New York hotel near Manhattan`s Times Square.

The IMF said Monday that Strauss-Kahn was on a private visit to New York City and it would continue monitoring developments of the case.