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Devyani Khobragade Case: US 'surprised' over dismissal of Devyani's indictment

Washington: The Obama Administration has expressed "surprise" over the dismissal of a federal indictment against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the visa fraud case.


Devyani Khobragade at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Pic: mid day

"We were surprised by the dismissal of the indictment against former Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said, a day after a New York court dismissed the indictment against Khobragade.

Khobragade, whose arrest and strip search soured Indo-US relations, yesterday won dismissal of the case against her with a US judge ruling she had full diplomatic immunity.

The ruling, however, left open the possibility that US prosecutors could bring a new indictment against Khobragade.

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