US Prosecutors Re-indict Devyani Khobragade

Two days after a New York judge dismissed the visa fraud case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a US grand jury Friday again indicted her on same criminal charges.

Published: 15th March 2014 01:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2014 10:36 AM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

Two days after a New York judge dismissed the visa fraud case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a US grand jury Friday again indicted her on same criminal charges.

"A grand jury has returned a true bill today on a two-count criminal indictment of Devyani Khobragade, said the office of US prosecutor Preet Bharara in an announcement Friday.

Bharara's office had charged the diplomat with visa fraud and making false statements in connection with the employment of her housekeeper Sangeeta Richard.

Khobragade, whose December 12 arrest and strip search on charges of visa fraud and underpaying her housekeeper had set off an India-US diplomatic row, returned to India January 9 after India refused to waive her then newly-acquired diplomatic immunity.

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