New York: An arrest warrant has been issued against Devyani Khobragade as US prosecutors have re-indicted her on visa fraud charges and accused the Indian diplomat of “illegally” underpaying and “exploiting” her domestic maid.
In a letter to United States District Judge William Pauley, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara informed that Khobragade is “believed” to be in India and the court will be alerted if and when she is arrested.
“An arrest warrant was also issued today. The Government will alert the Court immediately upon the defendant’s arrest so that an appearance before Your Honor may be scheduled. At present, the defendant is believed to be in India,” Bharara said in the letter.