Visa Fraud

  • MEA disappointed with Devyani Khobragade's re-indictment March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has expressed disappointment at the re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US visa fraud case. The MEA also said that this was an unnecessary action. Khobragade's father too has slammed the action saying it is a result of aggression. "The act is...
  • Devyani's re-indictment an act of aggression, says her father March 15, 2014

    In a major setback to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, an arrest warrant has been issued against her in the US after she was re-indicted in the US visa fraud case. Devyani Khobragade's father, Uttam Khobragade said that this is a clear act of aggression and looks like it was deliberately...
  • Diplomat Devyani Khobragade re-indicted, arrest warrant issued March 15, 2014

    New York: In a major setback to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, an arrest warrant has been issued against her in the US after she was re-indicted in the US visa fraud case. The new indictment that was filed in a federal court in Manhattan has charged Khobragade for the submission...
  • Khobragade re-indicted in US visa fraud case March 15, 2014

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and stripsearch soured Indo-US relations, was on Friday re-indicted on US visa fraud charges, a day after a US court dismissed an earlier indictment. In fresh trouble for Khobragade, federal prosecutors re-indicted the Indian diplomat on charges of visa fraud and making false statements about...
  • US-based Indian lawyer hopes Devyani Khobragade isn't re-indicted March 13, 2014

    New York: With the indictment on visa fraud charges against Devyani Khobragade being dismissed in the US, an eminent Indian-American attorney said one should hope that the Indian diplomat is not re-indicted on new charges. US District Judge Shira Scheindlin said in her 14-page order on Wednesday that "it is...
  • Devyani Khobrade case: I am happy with US court verdict, says father March 13, 2014

    A US court has dismissed Devyani Khobragade's indictment in a visa fraud case. The court has ruled in favour of Khobragade saying she had full diplomatic immunity when the indictment was returned against her on January 9. ...
  • US court dismisses indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani March 13, 2014

    Washington: In a major relief for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a US court has dismissed her indictment in a visa fraud case. The court has ruled in favour of Khobragade saying she had full diplomatic immunity when the indictment was returned against her on January 9. Reacting to the order,...
  • Devyani Khobragade's claim of immunity challenged by US prosecutors February 1, 2014

    New York: Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat whose December arrest led to a major international dispute, holds no immunity from US prosecution and should continue to faces charges of visa fraud, Manhattan federal prosecutors said in court papers filed Friday. Khobragade was arrested on December 12 on charges that she lied...
  • Bharara given time till January 31 to respond to Khobragade's plea January 18, 2014

    New York: A US judge here has granted Manhattan's top prosecutor Preet Bharara time till January 31 to file his opposition to the motion submitted by Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade seeking dismissal of the indictment against her on visa fraud charges. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack had on January 14 filed a...
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations January 16, 2014

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students on...
  • New York: Khobragade seeks dismissal of visa fraud case against her January 15, 2014

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has asked a court to dismiss the indictment against her and terminate any "open" arrest warrants in visa fraud case, arguing that she was "cloaked" in diplomatic immunity and cannot face criminal prosecution in the US. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack on Wednesday filed a...
  • Very happy to be back in Mumbai: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade January 14, 2014

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has returned to Mumbai from the US. The envoy who was slapped with visa fraud charges has said she is happy to be back but she still misses her children. ...
  • Devyani Khobragade arrives in Mumbai, thanks city for support January 14, 2014

    Senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who returned to India last week after being indicted for visa fraud in the United States, arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday. "I am thankful to my city Mumbai for the love and support," Devyani told reporters at the airport with folded hands. Devyani was granted full diplomatic immunity...
  • Devyani faces arrest in US, says Indian government will speak for her January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after returning from the United States of America, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade thanked the people for the support in the case but refused to say much about further action that will be taken in the case. "I would not comment. My government and my lawyer will...
  • Devyani fallout: US regrets India's move to expel American diplomat January 11, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Friday "deeply regretted" that India felt it necessary to expel an American diplomat after senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade was asked to leave the country following her indictment in a visa fraud case. "We deeply regret that the Indian government felt it was necessary to expel...
  • Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrives in India January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Foreign Service officer Devyani Khobragade reached India late on Friday evening after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements by a New York court in the United States of America. Even as she returned home, the diplomatic row between India and US remains far from...
  • Devyani Khobragade heads back home, case continues in US January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats of Devyani's rank in what...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident exposes Indian hypocrisy January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India has finally managed to force the American government to send Indian Foreign Service officer Devyani Khobragade home. After a month long legal and diplomatic battle, Devyani is on her way back to India. For the first time, since Independence the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) was so outraged...
  • Crisis created by US, says Devyani's father as she leaves for India January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Reiterating his stand that her daughter and Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been framed on false charges, Uttam Khobragade said that the crisis revolving around his daughter had been created by the United States of America. His statements come at a time when Devyani has left for India...
  • Stop commercial activities from embassy from Jan 16: India to US January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Toughening its stand over the Devyani Khobrage case, India has asked the United States of America to stop commercial activities from its embassy premises from January 16. The US diplomatic vehicles will now attract penalty for all traffic-related offences. India's action comes ahead of the January 13 deadline for...
  • Devyani berates Bharara for going public on plea discussions January 8, 2014

    New York: Senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has berated US Attorney Preet Bharara for publicly disclosing plea discussions underway to resolve the visa fraud case against her, saying it was a "distressingly calculated" move which could further polarise the situation. Noting that the two sides had agreed not to make...
  • Mumbai: Devyani Khobragade's father holds march outside US Consulate January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has led a march outside the American Consulate in Mumbai to protest against the treatment meted out by US the authorities to her. Her father Uttam Khobradage said that the attack on Devyani was an attack on the sovereignty of India....
  • Bharara opposes Devyani Khobragade's plea January 7, 2014

    New York: India-born US prosecutor Preet Bharara has told a judge in New York that his office is opposed to the one-month extension of the deadline for charging Devyani Khobragade in a visa fraud case as sought by her, saying plea discussions can continue even after she is charged. Khobragade's lawyer...
  • India's strong reaction to Devyani incident jolted ties: US Ambassador December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell in her Happy New Year message to India has admitted that India's strong reaction to Devyani Khobragade arrest has jolted Indo-US relationship. In a message issued by the embassy she said, "Alongside these impressive developments, this forward movement has been jolted by...
  • US won't withdraw case against Khobragade, to file indictment: Sources December 31, 2013

    Washington: The standoff between India and the US over the arrest and humiliating treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a former Deputy Consular General, is yet to come to an end. According to sources, the case against Khobragade, who has been shifted to India's Permanent Mission in United...
  • Devyani case: US launches 'inter-agency review' December 30, 2013

    Washington: India's tough stand against the arrest of its diplomat Devyani Khobragade has forced the United States of America to initiate an ""inter-agency review" to look into lapses. The department being reviewed include National Security Council of the White House, the State Department and the Justice Department. In a tacit...
  • Devyani case: Strong Indian response shocks US officials December 29, 2013

    Washington: India's unusual tough stand on the arrest of its diplomat Devyani Khobragade has forced the US to initiate an "inter-agency review" to look into the lapses that happened in the high-profile case that triggered an uproar in India and strained bilateral ties. The US departments involved in the review include...
  • Devyani Khobragade's paperwork on UN accreditation under review: US December 24, 2013

    Washington: The US is reviewing the paperwork it received from the United Nations about the diplomatic accreditation of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrested early this month on visa fraud charges, an American official has said. "We received the paperwork from the United Nations late on Friday. It is under review,"...
  • Devyani Khobragade gets waiver for pre-trial process December 23, 2013

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been exempted by a US court from appearing in person for pre-trial processes in the case filed against her on visa fraud charges, her lawyer said on Monday. The order, related to a technical procedure, was issued on Friday. It means that she does...
  • White House petition launched to drop charges against Devyani December 23, 2013

    Washington: An online White House petition demanding the Obama Administration drop the visa fraud case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been launched in Washington by a group of Indian-Americans who said the senior Indian diplomat's public humiliation hurts the sentiments of the community. Protesting the manner in which India's...