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India Says U.S. Must Drop Case Against Diplomat To Defuse Row

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December 19, 2013 AT 4:07 AM
India urged the United States to withdraw a visa fraud case against one of its diplomats in New York on Thursday, suggesting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's expression of regret over her treatment while in custody was not enough. The arrest of Devyani Khobragade on charges of underpaying her nanny and her subsequent strip-search has touched off a furor within the Indian foreign service and put an unexpected strain on ties between the two countries.