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Indian Embassy Vigorously Pursues Justice for Jaahnavi Kandula: US Case Review Initiated

  • Posted on February 24, 2024
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The Indian Embassy in the US is strongly advocating for justice in the case of Jaahnavi Kandula, a 23-year-old Indian student killed by a Seattle police officer. Despite US authorities' decision not to press criminal charges, the embassy is persistently engaging with local officials for a review.

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In the case concerning the tragic demise of Jaahnavi Kandula, the Indian Embassy based in the United States has escalated its efforts to ensure justice for the deceased student. Recently, the embassy raised concerns regarding the decision made by US prosecutors not to pursue criminal charges against the Seattle police officer involved in the incident. The embassy emphasized the need for a comprehensive review of the case and expressed its solidarity with Jaahnavi Kandula's family in their pursuit of justice.

According to the Indian Embassy, discussions have been ongoing with designated family representatives, promising unwavering support throughout the legal process. Furthermore, the embassy has actively engaged with local authorities, including the Seattle Police Department, to address the matter appropriately. As a result of these efforts, the case has been forwarded to the Seattle City Attorney’s office for further examination and review.

While awaiting the conclusion of the administrative investigation conducted by the Seattle Police, the Indian Embassy remains vigilant, closely monitoring the progress of the case. Despite the decision by US authorities not to pursue criminal charges against the involved police officer, the embassy continues to advocate for a thorough review of the circumstances leading to Jaahnavi Kandula's untimely death.

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The King County Prosecutor’s Office recently announced its decision not to proceed with criminal charges against the Seattle police officer responsible for the fatal collision. This development has sparked renewed calls for accountability and justice from various quarters. The tragic incident, which occurred on January 23, has deeply affected communities in King County and beyond, drawing attention to issues of police accountability and public safety.

In light of these developments, the Indian Embassy reaffirms its commitment to seeking justice for Jaahnavi Kandula and her family. The embassy's persistent efforts underscore the importance of holding accountable those responsible for the loss of innocent lives and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of justice.

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