India today assured necessary legal action against those involved into an assault on a Tanzanian female student in Bengaluru. Expressing regret over the incident, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told media in New Delhi that all safety measures will be taken to provide protection to African nationals. The spokesperson said India will extend full co-operation to investigate the case and stringent punishment will be given to the perpetrators.
Mr Swarup informed that External Affairs Minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj took a high level meeting after in view of the incident which was attended by the Foreign Secretary.
Mrs Swaraj has sought detailed report from Commissioner of City, Bengaluru related to the progress in the case. Mr Swarup said, a team of External Affairs Ministry and High Commissioner of Tanzania will visit the city tomorrow.
He said India will ensure that such incident do not recur in future. Replying to a media query, Mr Swarup said the incident should be seen as an isolated case which went out of hand because of the road accident.