Diplomat rape case: Gurgaon police chief cancels leave, rejoins duty

Gurgaon, Sep 11 (IANS) Gurgaon police chief Navdeep Singh Virk, who went on leave for five days amid an ongoing probe into the alleged rape of two Nepali women by a Saudi diplomat and his friends, rejoined duty on the third day due to the importance of the case.

Virk clarified that he was not sent on leave by the state due to the diplomat rape case as reported by a section of the media, adding that his five-day leave (from Sep 9-13) had been sanctioned on September 3.

“Even though the casual leave was sanctioned, I was unable to proceed for the same as the sensitivity and importance of this rape case was far greater than going on leave, and it required my personal supervision, which was duly given,” he said.

Although the commissioner was on leave (Sep 9-10), statements to the press were being released in his name.

On Thursday, a delegation from the Nepal embassy visited the police commissioner’s office to enquire about the rape case but the top police official was unavailable.

Two Nepali women were on Tuesday rescued by police with the help of an NGO Maiti India from the flat of the Saudi diplomat on the fifth floor of Ambiance Island Caitriona here on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.

The diplomat, his unidentified friends and guests have been booked for rape, gang-rape and unnatural sex. The wife and daughter of the diplomat were booked for thrashing and torturing the two Nepali women, who were his domestic help .

No one has been arrested so far.

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