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India: Diplomat Arrested in New York Victim of "Conspiracy," US Perpetrating "Fraud"

Being transferred to the Indian mission in New York to get broader immunity

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The diplomatic row over the arrest of a senior Indian diplomat in New York showed no signs of abating with India today accusing the US of a "fraud" and alleging that the diplomat had been trapped in a "conspiracy".

Even as the outrage over the arrest of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade continued with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh making his first comments describing as "deplorable" the way the diplomat was treated, she has been transferred to the Indian Mission to the UN to give her fuller diplomatic immunity.