Bangalore:4-yr-old daughter raped, French diplomat gets bail

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Bangalore, Oct 17: After spending nearly four months in prison, French diplomat Pascal Mazurier finally got bail. Mazurier, who was accused of raping his 4-year-old daughter, has been granted bail by Karnataka High Court on Wednesday, Oct 17.

Mazurier's Indian wife Suja Jones had accused the French consulate of sexually harassing their 4-year-old daughter and filed a legal complaint with Bangalore police in Jun 2012.

Following Suja's complaint, police arrested Mazurier and sent him to judicial custody. A Fast Track Court had rejected Mazurier's bail plea in Jul 2012.

The diplomat, who was the Chief of Joint Chancellerie in the Consulate of France, then moved the High Court seeking bail. Finally, the court granted him bail on Wednesday.

However, the diplomat has been asked to surrender his passport and also has been barred from leaving the country without taking permission from the jurisdiction.

In their charge-sheet against the diplomat, Bangalore police said, "He is charged under section 376 of the IPC for raping his minor daughter. During the investigation, he was found guilty."

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