United States on 29 December 2013 initiated an inter-agency review to look at the lapses that happened in the Devyani Khobragade case that triggered uproar in India and strained bilateral ties. The decision on the review was taken following a tough stand of India on the arrest of Devyani Khobragade.
The US departments involved in the review include the National Security Council of the White House, the State Department and the Justice Department. The matter of the diplomat has now landed up in the judiciary and it mainly depends on the judges for which the two bodies are engaged actively.
There was a judgmental error in handling the case and an inter agency team that is led by the State Department is working 24x7 to get resolved the issue as quickly it is possible.
Devyani Khobragade a 1999-batch IFS officer is the India's Deputy Consul General in New York was arrested on alleged visa fraud charges. Devyani, the 39-year-old diplomat was strip searched and held with the criminals on the charges of making false declarations in the visa application of her maid Sangeeta Richard. In respond to it India reacted strongly by downgrading the privileges of certain category of US diplomats among other steps.
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