Khurshid was asked for his reaction to US prosecutors re-indicting Devyani Khobragade on visa fraud charges and accused her of “illegally” underpaying and “exploiting” her domestic maid. The second indictment, yesterday, came a day after a US court dismissed an earlier indictment. Observing that “overall it has an effect and there was very deep sense of hurt here”, Khurshid said “the court by rejecting the indictment has given you an opportunity to put it behind us so why are we not putting it behind us... They should find a political solution.” Referring to his meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry on the issue, he said, “We have already agreed that officials from both sides will meet to look into issue of immunity and privileges so that in future there is no trouble. When you are looking at no trouble in future, it is an ideal thing would be to put a closure to what has happened.”
Khurshid also said India was convinced that there were no justified grounds for what they have done.
The MEA had expressed disappointment over an “unnecessary” step of second indictment and asserted that any measure consequent to the decision will “unfortunately” impact upon efforts on both sides to build India-US strategic partnership. (PTI)