Government sources said India has reason to believe that this officer was involved in processes relating to Khobragade case and subsequent unilateral action by US.

On a day of dramatic developments, Khobragade was indicted for visa fraud and making false statements by a grand jury in New York which held that the charges against her will remain even as she headed back to India after being accorded full diplomatic immunity.

Indicted Devayani gets full diplomatic immunity, leaves for India

The US request to India to waive her diplomatic immunity was refused following which she was asked to leave the country.

The charges against Khobragade, 39, 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.

Devyani's father says diplomat rejected compromise offer

Bharara said the grand jury has indicted the diplomat on two counts of visa fraud and making false statements in connection with the visa application of her domestic help Sangeeta Richard.

Khobragade was granted full diplomatic immunity on January 8 under the India-US Headquarters agreement.

Khobragade’s indictment a ‘defeat’ for India: BJP

Khobragade, a  1999-batch IFS officer, 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.


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