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Press Trust Of India
Bangalore, September 25, 2012
Karnataka High Court today adjourned to September 27 French diplomat Pascal Mazurier's bail petition hearing, arrested here on charges of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.   Justice H N Nagamohan Das adjourned the hearing after Pascal's advocate C V Nagesh made submissions before the court rejecting the charge against his client.

He submitted that though a hospital medical report indicated that the accused had committed the crime, the DNA report exonerated him.

Pascal Mazurier, Consular Attaché to the Consulate General of France here, was arrested on June 19 following a complaint by his wife Suja Jones Mazurier, a native of Kerala, alleging that he had raped their daughter.

On July 27, the Fast Track Court-I had rejected his bail plea observing that "though DNA test has not tallied with the DNA profile of the accused, bail cannot be granted to him only on this ground".