‘Molester’ Ex-Mantri Resurfaces in Jammu

Records statement, cries conspiracy

SRINAGAR: A day after getting interim relief from the state High Court, former health minister Shabir Khan facing charges of sexual assault, flew to Srinagar today to appear before the police as directed by the court.

Khan was absconding from the day a lady doctor slapped sexual charges against him and registered a case in Police Station Shaheed Ganj.

After getting interim relief from the Court, the former Congress Minster was directed to produce himself before the Investigating Officer handling the sexual assault case.

At the circuit house where Khan arrived today, escorted by security guards, Khan denied that he was in hiding. “Bail is the right of every citizen and soon after securing it I presented myself before the police,” he told reporters after arriving in Circuit House Srinagar from Jammu.

The tainted Congress politician termed the allegations leveled against him baseless and said that he was expecting justice from the Court. “My political image has been spoiled. I was not absconding but in touch with media. Who told you I was hiding but was in touch with media and my statements appeared in a section of newspapers. I talked to some media men on telephone and was not at large,” Khan said.

 “It is conspiracy against me. The charges leveled against me are frivolous and false. I am 101 percent innocent. I am hopeful that Court will do justice. On the directions of Court I will record my statement before the investigating team. Secretariat is a public place and I repeat that charges against me are baseless and does not carry any weight,” Khan said.

When asked why he resigned if he was not guilty, Khan said that he resigned on the instructions of party so that there will be a free and fair probe into the allegations leveled against him.

When asked why he took so much time in presenting himself before the police, Khan said that every citizen has right to move a bail application and he did the same.

“I secured the bail and am here to present myself before the police,” he said.

Meanwhile after spending some time in Circuit House Khan presented himself before the Police and recorded his statement in police station Shaheed Gunj.

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