Kashmir minister accused of sexual assault quits
Posted on Feb 07 2014 | IANS
Jammu, Feb 7 : Jammu and Kashmir minister Shabir Ahmad Khan Friday resigned from the ministry after being accused by a woman doctor of sexual assault, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said.
"I have received the resignation of Minister of State for Health Shabir Khan and am forwarding (it) to the Governor for acceptance," Abdullah said on twitter.
Official sources said Abdullah earlier told the Congress leadership to advise the minister to resign after a police complaint was slapped against him.
Congress sources told IANS that the party told Khan to step aside until he was proved innocent.
A Srinagar doctor has alleged that Khan attempted to sexually assault her when she was met him at his office Jan 28.
A First Information Report was registered against the minister at the Shaheed Ganj police station Thursday following a direction from the chief judicial magistrate, Srinagar.
If proved guilty, Khan can face imprisonment up to two years.