French diplomat sent to 14 days judicial custody
Posted on: 11:15 PM IST Jun 19, 2012
Bangalore: French diplomat Pascal Mazurier was on Tuesday arrested on the charge of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter and remanded in 14 days judicial custody by a court.
The arrest came amid public outrage a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs informed city police that Mazurier did not enjoy diplomatic immunity and action could be taken as per law.
High Grounds Police, under whose jurisdiction the French Consulate office here is located, took Mazurier into custody on the basis of a complaint by his Indian wife Suja Jones Mazurier, police said.
After his arrest this morning, police subjected him to intense questioning and later produced him before the jurisdictional magistrate.
"A magisterial court has sent Mazurier to 14 days judicial custody for his alleged crime of raping his daughter," DCP (Law and Order) T Suneel Kumar said.
Chaos prevailed when Mazurier was brought to the High Grounds police station and also when he was taken to the state-run Bowring Hospital for a medical check up after his arrest.
As he was being escorted by police after medical examination, a couple of people hit him from behind, apparently giving vent to their anger over his alleged conduct.