Press Esc to close
Tuesday 27 January 2015
News updated at 7:45 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Khobragade's paperwork under review: US

Washington, Dec 24, 2013 (PTI):
India's Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, attends a Rutgers University event at India's Consulate General in New York. Reuters

The US is reviewing the paperwork it received from the United Nations about the diplomatic accreditation of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrested early this month on visa fraud charges, an American official has said.

"We received the paperwork from the United Nations late on Friday. It is under review," a State Department spokesperson told PTI.

The spokesperson, however, refused to divulge any detail about the time the State Department would take to review the paperwork or if the entire paperwork was in order and when Khobragade would receive her identity card.

Khobragade, who was Deputy Consul General at the Indian Consulate in New York, was arrested on December 12 after a New York court issued arrest warrant against her on charges of visa fraud.

India has contested her arrest and subsequent treatment.

She was later released on a bail bond of USD 250,000 and she was asked to submit her diplomatic passport by the New York Court.

Soon thereafter, Khobragade was transferred by the Indian Government to its Permanent Mission to the UN so that she gets full diplomatic immunity.

Her transfer has been accepted by the United Nations, which sent the necessary paperwork to the US State Department for issuing the identity card that would grant her the full diplomatic immunity.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India's BSF 'Daredevils' motorcycle riders perform stunts as they take part during Republic Day...

India's BSF 'Daredevils' motorcycle riders perform stunts as they take part during Republic Day...

Make in India tableau on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Make in India tableau on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti during the 66th Republic Day...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti during the 66th Republic Day...

Pranab Mukherjee with Obama and Modi during an At-Home reception...

Pranab Mukherjee with Obama and Modi during an At-Home reception...

BSF officials perform during the 66th Republic Day Celebration at Attari Border in Amritsar...

BSF officials perform during the 66th Republic Day Celebration at Attari Border in Amritsar...

Illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of Republic Day in New Delhi...

Illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of Republic Day in New Delhi...

Amit Shah, Sonia Gandhi, Venkaiah Naidu and others using umbrellas as it rains...

Amit Shah, Sonia Gandhi, Venkaiah Naidu and others using umbrellas as it rains...

Mechanised columns on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Mechanised columns on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

A view shows Indian Army soldiers marching past the India Gate during the Republic Day...

A view shows Indian Army soldiers marching past the India Gate during the Republic Day...

Navy's women contingent marches during the 66th Republic Day Celebration...

Navy's women contingent marches during the 66th Republic Day Celebration...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523