“Bringing Khobragade is our defeat not a win because a case will be on against her in US. So we somehow are bringing her back. It's clear that there was no effect of India's arguments on US," senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said.

Indicted Devayani gets full diplomatic immunity, leaves for India

Sinha, who was the country’s finance minister during the NDA regime, said it is imperative at times to explain in a language the other country understands.

"How many officials of the US embassy do wrong things and no curb has been put on them. So many suggestions came," Sinha said.

"Somewhere or the other we are not taking the matter seriously. Whether it is America or any other country it is necessary for India to explain that we will do the same with you," he added.

Devyani's father says diplomat rejected compromise offer

The 1999 batch IFS officer was on Friday indicted for visa fraud and making false statements by a grand jury which held that the charges against her will remain even as she headed back to India after being accorded full diplomatic immunity.

The charges against 39-year-old Khobragade will remain and she will have to face trial, if she returns to US without diplomatic immunity, US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a letter to District Judge Shira Scheindlin.

On January 9, US request for waiver of diplomatic immunity to Khobragade was refused by India.

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.


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