No apology or withdrawal of charges against Devyani
The United States has ruled out acceding to either of the two Indian demands – withdrawal of charges against its diplomat Devyani Khobragade, and an apology for alleged mistreatment, after her arrest in New York last week.
“No,” she said when asked if Khobragade would go “scott free” and US courts would be asked to drop the charges.
Refuting that charges against the diplomat could be dropped, she said:”I don’t know the details of the complaint, and I don’t know if even withdrawing the complaint, which I’m not saying anybody is considering would, in fact, drop the charge. That’s not something that’s even being considered.”
She said that the US informs annually every country having diplomats there through diplomatic notes about “obligations they have for their staffs when they bring them to the United States.”