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Ajit Doval steps in to solve Saudi diplomat rape row

New Delhi: With more than a week to Saudi diplomat rape case, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has stepped in to resolve the issue in the interest of bilateral relations between India and Saudi
India TV News Desk September 14, 2015 12:34 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: With more than a week to Saudi diplomat rape case, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has stepped in to resolve the issue in the interest of bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia.

“There is expectation that both sides may come to an understanding on the fate of the diplomat early this week,” a Times of India report said.

The report also said that the Saudis have denied any rape, which was stressed in the only public statement made by the embassy and also denied charges that the Nepalese women were confined to the house.

In addition, Nepal Embassy officials are demanding justice to the victims. Officials are also expected to meet their Saudi embassy counterparts today to discuss the matter.

The Saudis have already expressed their unhappiness over the way Gurgaon police conducted the whole matter. According to them, police officials violated the diplomat's privacy by entering his home without permission.

Meanwhile, the Government of India has asserted that the police did not seek the Foreign Ministry's nod before conducting the raid to rescue the victims, and the raid was halted after the ministry reached out to Gurgaon police.

India had earlier asked Saudi Arabia to waive the official's diplomatic immunity and cooperate in the investigation,

The two Nepalese women have alleged that they were confined and raped by the diplomat and his "guests" repeatedly at a flat in Gurgaon on the outskirts of the national capital after which the local police filed an FIR in the matter.