Trouble for Devyani Khobragade as govt finds daughters have both US, Indian passports

The discovery has caused considerable disquiet as the government took unprecedented retaliatory measures against US diplomats.

New Delhi | Updated: March 13, 2014 10:10 am
The discovery has caused considerable disquiet as the government took unprecedented retaliatory measures against US diplomats after Khobragade was arrested on charges of visa fraud and allegedly mistreated in New York. IE Devyani Khobragade, Indian diplomat, refused to comment on the dual citizenship of her daughters. IE

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade is under the scanner after the government, it is learnt, found that her two daughters had American passports as well as Indian diplomatic passports — a crime under Indian law as it amounts to dual citizenship.

The discovery has caused considerable disquiet as the government took unprecedented retaliatory measures against US diplomats after Khobragade was arrested on charges of visa fraud and allegedly mistreated in New York.

Government sources said getting US passports for her daughters indicated Khobragade kept her options open to benefit from the “best of both worlds”. Khobragade’s daughters, aged four and seven, are in New York with their father, an American citizen.

When contacted, Khobragade, who is posted as director in the MEA’s Development Partnership Administration, refused to comment.

According to rules, a diplomat’s spouse is also expected to take up Indian citizenship. Although Khobragade’s husband has applied, the citizenship has not come through because of stringent home ministry rules which require the applicant to stay in India for a stipulated period.

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  1. S
    Sep 10, 2016 at 3:12 am
    Shambu get lost
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      Edwin Sequeira
      Feb 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm
      she needed to be more than cavity searched... She needed to be strip-all-cavity-searched. Shameless woman ... Disgracing India. Absolutely corrupt just like her shameless corrupt father. Haak-Thoo on both father-daughter duo. Both need to be jailed asap. But with #FekuSarkar at the center I am sure that will not happen in India at least.
      1. R
        Jan 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm
        with strip search
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          Bechara Aadmi
          Mar 14, 2014 at 11:10 am
          Is this women empowerment!! Punish her for her act & send out strong message that India can take action against their top erring officers - be it a WOMAN!
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            Rocky Rana
            Mar 14, 2014 at 11:44 am
            She is also related to Aadarsh scam.
            1. A
              Mar 16, 2014 at 6:55 am
              Typical Indian! But why chonia & amul baby hv dual citizenship? then why r they allowed to hold top posts in our country! Isn't tht crime!
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                Marcus Aurelius
                Mar 14, 2014 at 5:53 am
                her hubby is american her kids are american but she is advocating for india in america?
                1. A
                  Mar 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm
                  She needs to be sent to an Indian jail. I hope the Indian Govt takes strong steps here.
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                    Lakshmi Chatti
                    Mar 14, 2014 at 10:27 am
                    The entire case of Devayani appears to be very controversial.She has misused her diplomatic status.
                    1. C
                      Mar 16, 2014 at 9:40 am
                      She is not from the so called Indian elite. Her father has multiple allegations of corruptions already. She has enjo all the govt. charity for socially deprived and she wants to enjoy more.
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                        Ramesh Patil
                        Apr 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm
                        I hope her Father retd IAS does not play Dalit Card again and manute by playing to gallery-going on FAST for 1 day and creating outfit to support his controversial daughter.Uttam khobragade has clout in MEA-am told his brother also IFS .How will she face 2 kids with 2 different pports-for her kids.It is not persible -her husband is US citizen too.She has invited all the troubles -including having Flat in Aadarsh soc-friom Govt Quota when she had alreadt availed that concession by having a flat in Meera society.I am sure lot of skeletons will roll out from Indian and US cupboards.poor and unsruplous father will be spending his time ib meeting Dalit Leaders and visiting MEA office.His own career was not unblemish while in BEST and MHADA-Khobragades thought they will get over -by holding Press Conferences and playing caste card.Law is same for all Uttam should know better than anyone else
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                          Ghoda Murshatpur
                          Dec 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm
                          Corrupt daughter of the very corrupt father.
                          1. R
                            Mar 14, 2014 at 10:11 am
                            the acts of Indian Govt. during Devyani Khboragade's stay at America is dealing with its sovereign rights and conventions under vienna convention. now that she is in our country she should be meted out same treatment as is applicable to any body who is involved in scams, like adarsh scam or pport scam etc.
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                              Surjit Kohli
                              Mar 16, 2014 at 9:13 am
                              Curiousand curious, what else is hidden in the cupboard? What is interesting to watchnow is what action if any the authorities will take against her knowing fullwell as a consular officer, what she was doing.
                              1. R
                                Dec 13, 2014 at 1:55 am
                                This is a BIG shame. She is in foreign service and she do not know having indian and US pport is crime? She should be in JAIL. If authority will catch any normal citizen, he/she would be in jail by now?? Looks she need best of both worlds. Good life from US and SC/ST reservation for kids, they may be IAS/IFS easily like her father become IAS and she become IFS. They both are extremely corrupt people and need to be in JAIL. Hope Govt of India will wake up!!!! We can imagine what she may have done with her maid in USA........shameless diplomat....put her in jail asap.
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                                  Satish Chandra
                                  Mar 13, 2014 at 3:25 am
                                  CIA-RAW keep deleting the following paragraph, posted as a comment, from Indian and stani media putting stan, Russia and India in grave danger as the March 12 ’14 explosions in New York demonstrate:-The deaths of Rajiv and Indira did not matter, only the crimes against Satish Chandra matter. Both partited in the CIA’s crimes against me and both were killed by CIA-RAW because of my influence on them. I was the target in killing them; they themselves did not matter. Nehru was a lifelong British agent, Indira and Rajiv worked for the CIA and so do all Indian politicians. To avoid being killed by CIA-RAW, Rajiv’s son now (on Feb 26 ‘14) made an incredibly stupid and treasonous statement “What superpower? I will rather make a woman safe in a bus” to show to CIA-RAW that he is NOT under my influence and will not entertain any thought of making India a superpower and will keep India poor, weak and enslaved. Narendra Modi should be whipped and hanged for giving a bouquet of roses to an American diplomat in exchange for a strip search and cavity search of an Indian diplomat. After my reference to Advani as Home Minister being forced, with the threat of being prosecuted for Babri Masjid demolition, to visit CIA headquarters and make the Home Ministry partite in the CIA’s crimes against me, CIA-RAW threatened Modi with prosecution for the killing of Muslims in 2002 and so today (Feb 27 ‘14) “Modi signals shift in favour of big retail”, that is Walmart, etc., reversing the BJP’s stand -- while acknowledging this will harm him politically -- and urging Indians to embrace foreign ownership and control of India and other BJP politicians have joined in this treasonous deal with CIA-RAW as Jaitley‘s statement today (Feb 27 ‘14) that Modi “ has been able to overcome a sustained campaign against him over the 2002 Gujarat riots“ shows; CIA-RAW dictates -- with the threat of killing in the case of Rajiv’s son and threat of prosecution in the case of Modi -- what Indian politicians do and say, not India’s or the politicians’ own interests. P. Chidambaram should be whipped and hanged for speaking positively about Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist and greatest Indian of all time was publicly tortured for being an Indian. The Italian woman and son should be whipped and hanged for partiting in crimes against him with the help of the CIA’s 24-hour satellite surveillance of him for the past 37 years. Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee should be whipped and hanged for ociating with CIA-RAW agent Hazare, a follower of M. K. hi who was a lifelong British agent and a homoual who wrote to his white master “How completely you have taken possession of my body; it is slavery with a vengeance”. You do not shake hands with any representative of a country whose potion will be made to eat one another till no one remains alive. Filthy s Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram and Raghuram Rajan made India a beggar and slave at the G-20 urging “advanced nations, like the US, to take heed of countries vulnerable to the stimulus withdrawal” and “advanced nations must recognise the impact of their monetary policy decisions on other economies and "be prepared to act if things get out of kilter" “. Why? Because “The reduction in stimulus, known as tapering, may affect capital flows to emerging markets and impact their currencies”. Why do you want to give ownership and control of India to foreign enemies when India has all the investment capital it wants by simply printing the money which is what the U.S. is doing stealing my proposal about money -- see ‘How India’s Economy Can Grow 30% Per Year or More’ : HowIndiasEconomyCanGrowDOTblogspotDOTcom ? These filthy s Manmohan Singh and Raghuram Rajan must also be whipped and hanged along with filthy s Amartya Sen, Subramanian Swamy -- who were both brought to Harvard and one of them given a Nobel prize expressly to provide cover for the crimes against me -- and anyone else in public life you can think of. It is not too late to whip and hang filthy s Vajpayee and George Fernandes both of whom have been faking illness and an inability to speak to avoid answering questions about their partition in the CIA’s crimes against me. Nor is it too late to whip and hang filthy Ram Jethmalani, who was also brought to Harvard to provide cover for crimes against me and rewarded with a half a million dollar per year law practice and filthy L. K Advani who, while Home Minister, was brought, under pain of being prosecuted for the Babri Masjid demolition, to C.I.A. Headquarters to make India’s Home Ministry a partint in the C.I.A.’s crimes against me. Filthy Kejriwal wants to provide a few services at lower rates but my proposal about money shows how to provide all goods and services free of charge to everyone. Filthy M. Karunanidhi should be whipped and hanged; he was having Indian currency printed in China with the help of the Reserve Bank of India chief to provide some freebies to the people of Tamil Nadu as I described in my press releases but kept the crimes against me covered up otherwise everything could be provided free of charge to everyone in India. Filthy Jayalalitha should be whipped and hanged for saying she has a vision for India but keeping quiet about the crimes against me because of which India will remain poor, weak and enslaved despite her vision. The filthy s that are India’s Supreme Court judges should be whipped and hanged for partiting in CIA-RAW’s crimes against me and India by claiming to have lost the papers of a lawsuit I filed after duly acknowledging it as a front page lead report in New York’s News India-Times described two decades ago. I have described RAW’s trafficking of Indian children to Israel to be used as food -- RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom -- and said that “The Jews' fondness for human flesh is far easier sated on Indians than on those around them. Thousands of missing children from India end up in Israeli kitchens and it costs them less than goat meat … When the Congress Party president and her son spent a number of days in Switzerland recently [in 2011] taking care of their black money there, they were told in no uncertain terms by the Jewish bankers that their ability to keep their black money hidden depended on the continuation of the trafficking of Indians for food. Both the Congress Party president and her son had to partake of such food with their bankers to seal the agreement”. I have also described the torture and killing of the children so their skins can be made into shoes and handbags. The above state of affairs cannot be changed except by India’s nuclear forces simultaneously destroying Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block which they must do without delay, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destro, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them, if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. It is important for stan’s media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in New Delhi were caused by stan and for Russian media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in Washington and New York were caused by Russia. Regardless of what stan and Russia do, India’s nuclear forces are putting India in grave danger by not triggering the warheads if the March 12 ’14 explosions in New York were not their own fizzlesdiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom11:24pm
                                  1. s
                                    Mar 14, 2014 at 7:27 am
                                    I love this lady!! Wherever there is possibility of illegal actions, she is there right in the middle of it.
                                    1. S
                                      Mar 13, 2014 at 11:21 am
                                      what do you expect from a fraudster. Shame on our govt. to have her work at the MEA.
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                                        Sukumar Sukumar
                                        May 22, 2014 at 9:19 pm
                                        This woman has got into my nerves !!!..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                        1. K
                                          Mar 15, 2014 at 4:20 am
                                          She has always benefited by maniting the system. She represents the worst aspects of the Indian elite. And the Indian government almost declared war against the US for her. What about the maid whom she exploited? Shame on this system!
                                          1. T
                                            Mar 14, 2014 at 2:59 am
                                            It would seem Devyani Khobragade is quite a scammer.
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