Diplomat rape case: Hollande confident about Indian justice

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 14:40 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Thursday said he has "full confidence in the Indian justice system" over the case of a French diplomat in Bangalore accused of raping his daughter.

Hollande, who is on a visit to India, said it was "not for us to take sides" in the case and added that they have "full confidence in the Indian justice system".

Pascal Mazurier, deputy head of chancery in the French consulate in Bangalore, has been accused by his wife of raping their four-year-old daughter.

The French president, answering a media query on the issue, said the French authorities have been informed of the case and lawyers of the husband and wife are dealing with the case.

Mazurier has alleged that his wife is trying to frame him. He was arrested in June last year and granted conditional bail by the Karnataka High Court on Oct 17.

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