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A Much 'Roving' Ambassador

Faux pas galore, merry-going-round with women, absenteeism marked his Zagreb stint

A Much 'Roving' Ambassador
Mathrani took an Austrian lady with him when he had to present his credentials to President Stjepan Mesic when such occasions are open only to spouses or serious life partners
A Much 'Roving' Ambassador
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Aneil Mathrani may be better known as the man who blew the whistle on former foreign minister Natwar Singh but his own tenure as India's ambassador to Croatia is a story of abuse of power and rampant womanising. Mathrani only spent about six months in Croatia out of the one year or so he was supposedly representing India from December last year to his final exit last week. But within the short time, he got a reputation among locals as an unscrupulous man who stooped so low he thought nothing of procuring street women.

"There were so many different women. He was using them," says Duska Bilic, who briefly worked as a housekeeper at his residence but quit because of his behaviour. "You can't have so many women even if you are from an Arabian country," says Bilic of the string of ladies who visited Mathrani. Others spoke of him as someone who changed women like shirts. They arrived from Argentina, France, Italy and Belgium, often stayed in the ambassador's residence even when he wasn't there—a flagrant flouting of government rules because he was risking theft of official...
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