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French official's wife cries foul, officer changed

india Updated: Jun 30, 2012 01:40 IST
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Suja Jones, wife of French official Pascal Mazurier who has been accused of sexually abusing his three-and-a-half- year-old daughter, has alleged that the investigating officer (IO) and his team were biased and were trying to prove her husband innocent.

But no action was taken on her complaint - made to the police commissioner on June 25 - till she approached the media. On Friday, the investigating officer in the case was changed.

Jones had lodged the rape complaint against her husband at the High Grounds police station on June 15. Subsequent medical tests confirmed rape and five days later, Mazurier was arrested after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) gave a clearance, saying the diplomat did not enjoy any immunity. He is currently lodged in a VIP cell of Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, Bangalore.

Jones alleged when she went to the High Grounds police station on June 14, and was made to wait there till well past midnight and even after that, the Station house officer did not register the FIR.

She said the investigating officers had questioned her morality and personal life. "I was reduced to tears and walked out of the police station," she said.

"From the time I lodged the complaint, the IO has been biased. In fact, when some people protested and demanded his arrest, the IO told them that the case was false," alleged Jones in a written complaint.