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India says 'disappointed' at US re-indictment of diplomat

Published on Mar 15, 2014 6:03 PM
 
Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade (right), accompanied by her father Uttam Khobragade, arrives at the domestic airport in Mumbai, on Jan 14, 2014.  India's government on Saturday, March 14, 2014, said it was "disappointed" by new US charges against an Indian diplomat for visa fraud involving employment of a housekeeper that threatens to reignite a bitter row between the countries. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's government on Saturday said it was "disappointed" by new US charges against an Indian diplomat for visa fraud involving employment of a housekeeper that threatens to reignite a bitter row between the countries.

The government's spokesman, Mr Syed Akbaruddin, told AFP that India was "disappointed... the United States Department of Justice chose to obtain a second indictment" against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade even though a US judge threw out similar charges earlier this week because she had diplomatic immunity.

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