Booked for molestation, verbal abuse and violence, Bahrain consul general Abdulaziz Al Khaja left the country on Friday, following an intimation from the Indian government.
Khaja left Mumbai on a flight to Bahrain. This was confirmed by Sumit Malik, principal secretary in the general administration and protocol department of the Maharashtra government.
The consul general was under the scanner after Malabar Hill police registered a case against him on December 13, 2013 under sections 354, 509 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly molesting the manager of the housing society where he lived and breach of peace.
According to the complaint by the housing society manager, Khaja even threatened her with dire consequences.
A week after the case was registered, Khaja is said to have become violent again and allegedly ransacked the office of the society manager over a power cut that had happened for a few minutes.
The manager was given police security, with two constables and two private security guards posted at her office.
The fourth floor apartment where Khaja lived at Silver Arch building on Napeansea Road, is owned by the state government and is leased to the Bahrain Consulate.
As the consul general enjoys diplomatic immunity and the police is not empowered to act against him, the department sent a report on the matter to the Union home ministry and external affairs ministry.
On Friday, the state protocol department was directed to intimate Khaja that he should leave the country at the earliest.
“Khaja left on Jet Airways flight 9W592 which departed at 7.10pm,” the police said.
In between these incidents, an Indian employee at the Bahrain consulate approached the Cuffe Parade police, alleging that Khaja had assaulted him too. He complained that the consul general destroyed his mobile phone and had threatened him. But the employee chose not to register a complaint for fear that he might lose the job.
Ravindra Shiswe, deputy commissioner of police, said, “We even called the complainant after few days to lodge a case, following on his written application, but he refused to give his statement and requested us not proceed with investigations in the case.”