Friday, 10 January 2014 - 10:14
India diplomat Devyani Khobragade indicted in US visa row
An Indian diplomat whose arrest in the US sparked protests from India has been formally indicted by a US grand jury.
However, prosecutors said that Devyani Khobragade, 39, had also been granted immunity and that officials had asked her to leave the US.
The Indian foreign ministry later said that she was on a flight back to India.
Ms Khobragade was detained on charges of visa fraud and of underpaying her housekeeper in New York last month.
India had demanded a US apology for her "humiliation", which included a strip-search.
A spokesman for the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said in a statement that they "had been advised by the state department that, pursuant to their request, Devyani Khobragade was to have left the United States this afternoon".