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Congress in the dock over molestation charges against minister

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The Congress is in the dock in Jammu and Kashmir, after one of its leaders was accused by a woman doctor of molesting her in his office.
Health Minister Shabir Khan has been accused by the woman doctor of calling her to his office on the pretext of some official work and then molesting her.
The BJP is carrying out protests in the state demanding action against him.
The Congress has asked him to step down. Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, while condemning the incident, said the claims needed to be verified first.
“I read the news. I am not aware of this. I will go to Jammu and find out. We are all against any such act. In all circumstances, it needs to be proved true. If true, then action must be taken as per law,” Abdullah said.
The opposition PDP has demanded a probe into the claims while the CPM has demanded Khan’s resignation.
“Where is the safety of the women in this state? This is a last nail in the government’s coffin,” PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said.
The police have registered an FIR against Khan.

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