LAHORE - Indian-Held Kashmir’s Health Minister Shabir Khan, booked in a molestation case, on Friday resigned from the Council of Ministers. “I have received the resignation of the Minister of State for Health Shabir Khan and am forwarding the same to the Governor for acceptance,” the puppet chief minister Omar Abdullah said on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Earlier in the day, the Congress had asked Shabir Ahmad Khan to resign after he was booked on molestation charges by the police following a complaint by a lady doctor in Srinagar.
“Congress has asked Shabir Khan to resign pending inquiry,” JKPCC spokesman Ravinder Sharma said in Jammu. Asked about the Congress stand on the issue, Sharma said, “Law will take its course.”
Police registered a case against Khan on Thursday after a lady doctor alleged that the minister had called her to his office in Srinagar and attempted to molest her.
According to the complaint lodged against him, Khan, who belongs to Congress, allegedly tried to make advances towards the woman and molest her when she visited his office in the state secretariat on January 28.
The woman said in her complaint that she felt uncomfortable and quickly left the room after the minister allegedly tried to molest her.
She is said to be wife of a politician.