Kashmiri Lawmaker Wanted on Sexual Assault Charge

Published: 09th February 2014 05:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2014 05:26 PM   |  A+A-

Police say they are looking for a lawmaker from Indian-controlled Kashmir who is wanted on charges of sexually assaulting a female doctor in the Himalayan territory.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajiv Gupta issued an arrest warrant for Shabir Ahmad Khan on Saturday based on a police complaint filed by the doctor last week.

Khan had resigned as junior health minister of the Himalayan region on Friday, but failed to appear when summoned by police investigating the case.

Officials speaking on customary condition of anonymity say a police team has been sent to arrest Khan in the neighboring region of Jammu, where he is believed to be evading arrest.

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