J&K: Ex-health minister Shabir Khan faces arrest

Shabir Khan faces arrest
Srinagar, Feb 10: With pressure mounting over the Jammu and Kashmir government to arrest the ex-health minister Shabir Khan over sexual assault of a female doctor in his office, the cops have finally sought permission from the court for the same. Earlier, he was forced to step down by the J-K government on the very charges.

"The party wants an inquiry to be conducted against him without any delay," said Congress state vice-president Ghulam Nabi Monga. Omar Abdullah also twitted I have received the resignation of the Minister of State for Health Shabir Khan and am forwarding the same to the Governor (N N Vohra) for acceptance."

While the case against him was filed last Thursday, his counsel on Friday moved the HC division bench for a bail application at the Jammu wing of the court. However, the application was rejected as the police had already filed a case against him in the Valley, which was non-bailable.

It is speculated that Khan may surrender before the police on Saturday or push another bail application in a Srinagar court. However, he left Rajouri early on Friday and was unavailable for any kind of comments.

Meanwhile, the doctor's association in the valley have intensified their protest, demanding the arrest of the minister.

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