US to proceed with prosecution of Khobragade

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 31, 2013 04:03 hrs

New York: The US is proceeding with the prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and has no intention to withdraw the case of visa fraud against her.

US sources here said today that more evidence was being gathered against the 39-year-old diplomat before the indictment is filed. The deadline for indictment is January 13.

There is no question of apology to India over the arrest of Khobragade, the then Deputy Consul General of India, in New York on December 12 which has led to strong protests by the Indian government and widepread indignation in India.

The Indian government has demanded withdrawal of the case and an apology for the treatmet meted out to the diplomat.

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