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Saudi diplomat rape case: MEA to take call on probe

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New Delhi, Sept 9: The Ministry for External Affairs will decide on whether the Gurgaon police should probe the case against the Saudi diplomat who has been accused of raping two Nepalese women.

In a letter written to the MEA, the Gurgaon police have sought permission to investigate into the matter.

Saudi rape: MEA to take call on probe

The police have lodged an FIR, but would need the nod of the ministry to probe the case further. The Saudi Embassy has however dismissed the charges as false while also adding that the Indian government would clarify on the matter as per the diplomatic norms.

The allegation:

According to the police, two women from Nepal were rescued from the apartment of the Saudi diplomat in Gurgaon. It was alleged that the women were sodomised and raped for nearly four months. After the case broke out, the police lodged an FIR.

Gurgaon's police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said that the case came to light after a letter was received from the Nepal embassy in which it was stated that two of their nationals were taken hostage.

In a deposition before the magistrate the two victims have alleged that they were taken hostage four months back. They said that based on an advertisement by a placement agency, they took up the job in which a salary of Rs 30,000 was offered to them.

Since this is an issue pertaining to a diplomat of a foreign country, the MEA would need to give its nod before the police could proceed any further. MEA sources tell OneIndia that they would verify the matter further and after discussions take a final call on the procedure relating to any further probe into the matter.

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