Published On: Tue, Dec 24th, 2013

Devyani Khobraged Indian Diplomat exempted from Individual appearance in case.

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Devyani Khobragade Indian Diplomat was granted personal exemption in the alleged visa fraud case in the United States on Monday.

The developments took place as the new Indian Ambassador to US, S Jaishankar, is due to be in Washington on Tuesday amid a standoff between the two countries over the arrest of high ranking Indian diplomat on charges of alleged visa fraud.

Meanwhile, the US has asked for more time to file the information related to visa and other relevant details of people that have been employed by them and their officers in India.

Khobragade has also been accredited to the country’s permanent mission to United Nations.

Khobragade was arrested on the street while she was dropping her daughter to school and was later released on a USD 250,000 bail. She was later strip-searched in custody and made to stand with common criminals, drug addicts and sex workers by the New York Police, according to media reports.

The Indian Ambassdor succeeds Nirupama Rao and is the son of Indian strategic affairs analyst and civil servant K Subrahmanyam.

The arrest of Khobragade created furore with India demanding an apology from the US over the mistreatment meted out to the 39-year-old Deputy Consul General at the Indian Consulate in New York.

They will be issued new ID cards which will entitle them to benefits similar to the ones given to Indian diplomats in US.

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