Devyani case: India cancels ID cards of US diplomats in India

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Devyani case: India cancels id cards of US diplomats in India
New Delhi, Dec 25: A consequence of Devyani Khobragade's arrest and the diplomatic row that ensued, India has taken steps to ensure that US consular officials in New Delhi now have the same immunity as that offered to their Indian counterparts in America.

India said that all identity cards issued to US consular officers will be withdrawn and they will be replaced with "exact replicas" of those issued to Indian consulate officials in the US.

Also, no cards will be given to the family members of US consular officials. 

On December 12, New York deputy consul general Devyani Khobragade was arrested over charges of visa fraud and making false statements about how much she paid her housekeeper, Sangeeta Richard. The diplomat was freed on December 13 on $250,000 bail.

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