Foreign nationals get bail in harassment case
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A day after four foreign nationals allegedly harassed and threatened an assistant manager of a five-star hotel in Connaught Place, two of them were arrested after they were unable to prove diplomatic immunity, police said.
Police said the men had passed lewd remarks and threatened a woman in Janpath market around 8 pm on Monday. The woman informed police in the vicinity, who took the men and the woman to Connaught Place police station.
A case under Sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (outraging a woman's modesty) and 34 (common intention) was registered.
Following this, two of the accused, Ahmad Mohd Mustafa and Aiman Mohd Mustafa, both from Libya, were arrested and granted bail.
Police said the other two accused, from Yemen and Alegria were let off after they produced their diplomat identity cards. Police verified that the Yemen official had diplomatic immunity and was let off on Monday evening.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said it has sought a report from the Delhi Police. The Ministry said none of the accused were serving diplomats.
"None of the them are serving diplomats. Their family members are diplomats. None of them are in custody. We have asked the police about their offences," Syed Akbaruddin, official spokesperson of the MEA, said.
On Tuesday, the Embassy of Algeria said in an official statement: "No official from the Algerian Embassy has been involved in this kind of incident."
Police said the two from Libya are students of Delhi University. All the accused, police said, are in the age group of 20 to 25 years.
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