External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday put the onus of resolving the row over charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on the United States, asking it to “do something”.
Meanwhile, Ms. Khobragade, who was Deputy Counsel-General when she was arrested and searched in New York, could get a reprieve from court procedures after she was transferred to the United Nations as a full diplomat.
The U.N. on Sunday confirmed it had received a letter from India’s Permanent Mission about Ms. Khobragade’s enrolment at the world body.
Sources are hoping the U.S. will be able to process the U.N. request to provide full diplomatic status to her on Monday before the shutdown for Christmas begins.
The Union government’s deadline expires on Monday for all staffers of the U.S. Embassy and its allied institutions here to submit their diplomatic cards.