The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday permitted Pascal Mazurier, a Consular Attaché to the Consulate General of France at Bangalore, who is accused of sexually abusing his three-year-old daughter, to travel anywhere within India without seeking prior permission from the jurisdictional magistrate.

Justice H.N. Nagamohan Das passed the order while modifying the conditions imposed on Mr. Mazurier while granting him bail on October 17, 2012.

The court had then directed him not to leave the jurisdiction of the trial court without the prior sanctionof the jurisdictional magistrate.

However, the judge relaxed this condition while noticing that the investigation against him has been completed, charge sheet filed, and the case has been committed to the Sessions court for trial.

Mr. Nagamohan Das also pointed out that since the accused, a French national, has surrendered his passport to the jurisdictional magistrate, there is no chance of him leaving the country.

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