New Delhi: The US embassy had paid for the air tickets for three family members of domestic help of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade when they were ‘evacuated’ from New Delhi to New York last week, late night reports said.

The tickets for domestic help were issued by the official travel agency of the US embassy, sources said The tickets were exempt from service tax of 4.50 percent as per the norm for diplomatic missions, the sources added.

No immediate response was forthcoming from the US embassy on their payment for the air tickets. An email query to the embassy spokesman remained unanswered.

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