10 January 2014

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Visa Fraud Case Devyani Khobragade will come back to India trial pending in US

Visa Fraud Case Devyani Khobragade will come back to India trial pending in US

A 1999-batch IFS officer, Khobragade, was arrested on December 12 on charges of making false declarations in a visa application for her maid. She was released on a USD 250,000 bond.

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was indicted for visa fraud and making false statements but can leave the US as she has been accorded diplomatic immunity.

USA accepted the request of India to give Devyani full immunity that is
Request to accredit Devyanai Khobragade to the United Nations

Once the UN accreditation was granted that gave her the full diplomatic immunity, the US immediately requested India to waive this immunity so that she can be tried in a US court.

The US requested waiver of immunity of Devyani Khobragade
India denied that request

The charges against Khobragade will remain and she will have to face trial, if she returns to the US without diplomatic immunity, US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a letter to District Judge Shira Scheindlin.

The charges will remain pending until such time as she can be brought to Court to face the charges, either through a waiver of immunity or the defendant's return to the United States in a non-immune status.

The time between now and the time that she is able to be brought before the Court is excluded automatically under the Speedy Trial Act, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 3161(h)(3)(A), which provides for the exclusion of any period of delay resulting from the unavailability

In past I already wrote that best option for  Indian government is that bring her back and advise her not to visit US in future

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Rakesh Kumar January 10, 2014  

I appreciate your view.

Wish you a very happy new year SM.

DWei January 10, 2014  

This cannot end well.