New Delhi, Jan 18 (Agencies): Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, the National Commission of Women on Tuesday sought a detailed report from the Indian Embassy in the UK about allegations that senior diplomat Anil Verma, posted at the mission, had assaulted his wife.

The NCW sent a letter to the Indian Embassy in London and asked it to file a detailed report on the allegations within one month, an official said.

The government has already transferred the senior official back to New Delhi and said the matter will be "thoroughly investigated" and action taken accordingly.

Verma, a senior IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, is alleged to have attacked his wife after a heated argument on December 11, 2010.

Verma, Minister (Economic) in the High Commission has been questioned by the Scotland Yard on allegations that he assaulted his wife but escaped prosecution due to diplomatic immunity.

Britain had on Monday asked India to waive the diplomatic immunity for Verma but the government refused.

Under the 1961 Vienna Convention, foreign officials, their spouses, children and staff are protected from prosecution in their host country.

Parents claim he is 'innocent'

Claiming that he is "innocent", parents of Indian diplomat Anil Verma, who has been
transferred back to India from London following allegations of wife-beating, on Tuesday sought a transparent probe into the charges against their son.

Verma's parents Ayodhya and Premlata Verma, who live in Varanasi, told news channels that his marriage to Indian Railways Service officer Paromita was an unhappy one.

Both his father and mother levelled allegations against Paromita, claiming that their son was innocent.

The diplomat has been in the eye of a storm ever since Paromita was found screaming by neighbours outside their London residence with blood streaming from her nose.

Verma has asked the UK government to produce his wife, who has gone into hiding along with their five-year-old son, insisting he will return to India with them.