A 34-year-old paedophile son of an Indian diplomat who was jailed by an Australian court for over 10 years for a series of sexual offences today appealed the sentence, claiming the jail term was "manifestly excessive."
A New York police officer arrested at Delhi airport last month for carrying bullets in his luggage is out on bail, authorities in India said Saturday as officials dismissed US media reports terming it India`s revenge over the Khobragade affair.
Seeking to distance itself from US prosecutor Preet Bharara securing a re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US state department says it`s "very hopeful about what the future holds" for India-US relationship.
India Thursday termed as "good as far as it goes" the dismissal of visa fraud charges by a US court against senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and strip-search had triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries.
The father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest in the US last year had sparked a big row between the two countries, on Monday demanded all charges against her be dropped after the United Nations confirmed an advisor has diplomatic immunity from arrest.
Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has sought dismissal of the visa fraud case against her on the ground that the indictment was filed in a court here a day after the US accorded her full diplomatic immunity.
India and the US are holding preliminary discussions to resolve their differing interpretations of diplomatic immunity as they look to mend ties damaged by the row over American treatment of an Indian diplomat who was arrested and strip-searched in New York, India`s ambassador said.
A day after External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid raised "concerns" relating to Devyani Khobragade episode with his American counterpart John Kerry, India is now looking at redressal of outstanding issues by the US in this regard.
Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has asked a court here 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.
The indictment against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on visa fraud and making false statements by a US grand jury has a number of contradictions and raises many questions as well, a prominent Indian-American attorney has said.
Two employment contracts signed between Devyani Khobragade and her maid Sangeeta Richard have been submitted to a court here by US prosecutors as a proof that the Indian diplomat had allegedly made false statements to American authorities.
Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has moved a federal court here to dismiss the visa fraud case against her, saying there is lack of personal jurisdiction since she had been accorded full diplomatic immunity by the US Department of State.