Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Tuesday seized the passport of the French diplomat, who has been accused by his Indian wife of raping their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. The abuse began in 2010, claimed the diplomat's wife, when their daughter was a mere toddler aged one.
Pascal Mazurier was arrested on Tuesday morning after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) gave a clearance, saying the diplomat did not enjoy any immunity.
The Bangalore Police had till now been hesitant in arresting him citing diplomatic immunity provided to envoys.
Meanwhile, the French MEA issued a statement on Tuesday morning, saying, "We have been informed of the allegation against one of our employees posted at the Consulate General of France in Bangalore and have since been in contact with the local authorities. An investigation is underway. We cannot, therefore, comment on this at this stage. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) does not provide for immunity of jurisdiction for acts committed outside the exercise of consular duties (Article 43)."...more
12:40 PM, Jun 19, 2012
Bangalore: The French diplomat accused of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter now faces arrest. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed that the diplomat does not enjoy any immunity, thus clearing the way for his arrest. The French Consulate too came out with a statement on Monday saying, "A complaint has been lodged regarding the rape of a minor girl who is a French National. The complaint names the father...
08:33 AM, Jun 19, 2012
Kochi: Pakistan has to act strongly to eliminate terrorism as Osama bin Laden's death is not the end of the menace, French Ambassador to India Jerome Bonnafont said on Thursday. "France has always said that Pakistan, which is faced with the question of terrorism, has to act strongly in order to eliminate terrorism. We are ready to cooperate with Pakistan to eliminate terrorism. That is the message our authorities are...
10:21 PM, May 05, 2011