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Friday, March 14, 2014

Indian Diplomat Won Dismissal Of Indictment For Visa Fraud

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade today won the dismissal of indictment against her for visa fraud, with a US judge ruling she had full diplomatic immunity although prosecutors are not barred from bring new charges in future. District judge Shira said in her 14-page order "it is undisputed " that Khobragade acquired full diplomatic immunity at 5:47 PM on January 8, after US State Department approved her accreditation as a counselor to India's Mission to the United Nations. While the indictment was returned on January 9, Khobragade had the immunity till she departed from the US to India on the evening of January 9 and the prosecutors can not proceed with the current indictment. 'Khobragade's motion to dismiss the indictment on the grounds of diplomatic immunity is granted. Khobragade's conditions of bail are terminated, and her bond is exonerated. A lesson for Pakistan. How India forced the super power to admit its stance. Can Pakistan has the courage to to do so, for any of its diplomat, may be in visa fraud case or murder case like Ramond Davis. No! Never. Only non-slave countries can do and Pakistan is not among them.

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