Wife-beating row: India assures thorough probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 18:01

New Delhi: India Tuesday said domestic violence allegations against chief trade diplomat in Britain Anil Verma will be thoroughly investigated after he returns and action will be taken according to the laws of the land.

"Once the officer is back, the matter will be thoroughly investigated," spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Vishnu Prakash told mediapersons here.

Action will be taken according to the law of the land, he said.

Verma, the third senior-most Indian diplomat and minister (economic) at the Indian High Commission in Britain, had reportedly sought immunity from prosecution after being questioned by British police over claims that he assaulted his wife in December last year.

Verma`s wife accused him of beating her and went into a hiding with her five-year-old child, fearing for her safety. After moving out of Verma`s official residence in London, she moved an application seeking permission to stay back in Britain on humanitarian grounds.


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First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 18:01

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