Published on December 31, 2013 at 5:43
New York: United States has decided to proceed with the fraud visa issue of Indian diplomat Devayani Khobragade. Earlier there were rumors regarding the withdrawal of charges against her. However, the US State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Har categorically stated that they have no intention to arrest Devayani Khobragade since it may negatively affect the bilateral relationship with India. He was replying to questions about the impact on India-US relationship on the basis of the arrest of Indian diplomat.
US sources said that they have been trying to gather more evidences against the 39-year-old diplomat before the condemnation is filed. The deadline for her accusation is January 13. US authorities have revealed that there is no intention to apologize India over the arrest of Devayani Khobragade, the Indian Deputy Consul General, in New York on December 12. The India Government had conveyed strong protests to the US authorities regarding the arrest. They had demanded the US government to withdraw allegations against their diplomat and apologize for the misbehaviors made on her.