Probe sexual exploitation allegations against BJP leader, one other: Court directs police


Srinagar, Feb 21: A court in Anantnag district of south Kashmir Monday directed police to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and blackmailing levelled by some women against two people, including a BJP leader.

The court of Judicial Magistrate First Class has directed police in the Kokernag area of the district to register a case and investigate the allegations of sexual exploitation against BJP leader Mohammad Sidiq Khan and Shahid Bhat, they said.

The court order said the complainants have apprehension that the accused persons are highly influential and may hamper or tamper with witnesses of the complainants.

It asked the present dispensation to do justice about the alleged atrocities and condemnable acts committed by the accused.

Meanwhile, a BJP spokesman said the party would not become a hurdle in police investigation but extended support to Khan saying “we believe our leader is clean”.

 “Let police probe and get to the root of the allegations levelled against BJP leader Muhammad Sidiq Khan about sexual exploitation. However, we believe our leader is clean and as a responsible party leader, he won’t indulge anything that would defame the party,” BJP spokesman Altaf Thakur said in a statement.


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