JK: Omar Abdullah resigns, CBI says he's innocent

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Srinagar, Jul 28: According to the latest media reports, Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has reportedly submitted his resignation to the state Governor.

The chief minister who stormed out of the assembly on Tuesday, Jul 28 went to Raj Bhavan to submit his resignation following the opposition PDP's allegations that he was involved in the 2006 sex scandal.

Quoting sources, CNN IBN reports that the resignation that Omar Abdullah has submitted to the Governor for approval is conditional. He has called for probe into the scandal and if he is found guilty, then he would quit the office, the letter reads.

"I know it is a false allegation. But I want to resign till I am cleared of this false allegation. I cannot work till I am proved innocent. It is a blot on my character," he said.

In 2006 Srinagar Sex Scandal case, a minor girl had alleged that senior politicians, bureaucrats and police officers had raped her. The Jammu Kashmir High Court had handed over the case to the CBI and the trial is still underway.

On Tuesday, Jul 28 PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig submitted a list of the accused in the case, in which the Chief Minister's name was the 102th one.

However, after the furore in the assembly, the CBI clarified that the Chief Minister's name was not named in the scandal.

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