Saudi Envoy Saga:Govt Mulls Options

Published: 18th September 2015 05:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2015 05:04 AM   |  A+A-

GURGAON/NEW DELHI:  India is exploring various options to deal with the case of alleged rape of two Nepalese women by a Saudi diplomat, a day after he left the country even as Gurgaon Police said they were continuing the probe to nab the other accused. On its part, Nepal insisted on handing down punishment to the guilty and indicated it would pursue the case. Official sources said the government was exploring various options but refused to elaborate.

The Gurgaon police said that they were going to continue with the probe against the Saudi envoy who has left the country and the “friends” that visited him.

This comes a day after diplomat Majed Hassan Ashoor,  accused of raping two Nepalese women, left the country. “The investigation continues, the details of which cannot be shared at this stage,” Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said. Interestingly, the Gurgaon police was not at all kept in the loop by the Union Ministry of External Affairs about the diplomat’s exit from India.

“We have still not received any official communication about the diplomat leaving the country, we got the news through social media,” said a senior police official.

On September 7, Gurgaon Police had conducted a raid at the diplomat’s residence after receiving a complaint that two Nepalese women were kept there in confinement and raped by the diplomat and his “guests” repeatedly. Demanding justice to the victims, Nepal’s envoy Deep Upadhaya indicated that his country will pursue the case.

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