IFS officer Devyani Khobragade meets PMO officials to plead interest opposite her in US

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Former Deputy Consul-General of India in New York and IFS officer Devyani Khobragade on Friday met Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) officials to plead her interest opposite her complaint in a US for purported visa fraud.

Devyani Khobragade. PTIDevyani Khobragade. PTI

Devyani Khobragade. PTI

Sources told IBNLive that tactful negotiations are going on to solve a issue. The news also pronounced that a MEA is holding a box brazen solemnly until US prosecutor Preet Bharara demits office.

Khobragade, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, had been arrested on charges of creation fake declarations in a visa focus for her maid, Sangeeta Richard, and had been after expelled on a $250,000 bond.

The emanate had escalated into a full-blown tactful quarrel between US and India, that had retaliated by downgrading a privileges of certain difficulty of US diplomats, among other steps.

In May, a Delhi High Court had stayed a supervision sequence revoking Indian passports of a daughters of Devyani Khobragade for carrying US passports.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher had stayed a 30 December, 2014 sequence of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), observant it had revoked a passports but arising a uncover means notice or conference them.

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“Did we emanate a uncover means notice before flitting a sequence of revocation? You can’t ensue in this fashion, that we devaluate pass but giving conference or arising a uncover means notice,” a justice had pronounced and added, “in these circumstances, impugned sequence (of 30 December, 2014) is stayed.”

The justice had released notice to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on a defence by Khobragade’s kids and sought their replies by 8 October.

Till a matter is tentative in court, a children would transport on their US passports and they will be released visa by a Indian supervision when they wish to return, a MHA had said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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