Saudi diplomat case: Cops wait for MEA directions

New Delhi: Gurgaon police are waiting for directions from the ministry of external affairs (MEA) on how to proceed in the controversial matter regarding the rape allegations against a Saudi Arabian diplomat by two Nepalese women — five days after police registered a case in the matter.

The matter has been hogging the media limelight since the police “rescued” the two Nepalese women from a Gurgaon house where the senior Saudi diplomat, said to be the First Secretary, lived.

The Saudi Arabian embassy has termed the rape charges as “not proven” and also deplored the “unwarranted media briefing before investigations are complete”. The embassy has also protested against the
police barging into the diplomat’s house “against all diplomatic convention”.

The police will keep in mind the provisions of the Vienna Convention, that provides diplomatic immunity to a serving diplomat and his immediate family.

The police plan to scan CCTV footages of the apartment to find out the visitors to the diplomat's house. The Gurgaon police have written to the MEA asking for permission to speak to the diplomat and his wife, who have since moved out of Gurgaon to a residence in Delhi under the Saudi embassy. Two medical reports of the two women, one in her 20s, and the other said to be in her late 40s, have confirmed rape.

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