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Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights files FIR against Papon for kissing minor 

The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) filed a complaint against Papon with the Guwahati police commissioner.

Published: 24th February 2018 10:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2018 10:18 PM   |  A+A-

Singer Papon (File Photo)

By PTI

GUWAHATI: The Assam Police today registered an FIR against singer Papon for kissing a minor contestant of a reality TV show during a Facebook live session.

The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) filed a complaint against Papon with the Guwahati police commissioner.

"We have registered an FIR based on the complaint.

Charges have been framed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act," Assistant Commissioner of Police (Dispur) Sujit Saikia told PTI here.

Asked if the singer will be summoned, Saikia said the police would investigate the matter according to the procedure.

Earlier, ASCPCR chairperson Sunita Changkakati said it urged the police commissioner to consider Papon's act under the POCSO Act and take action.

The ASCPCR also sought action against other crew members like camera persons, who were present during shooting of the show, Changkakati added.

Yesterday, a Supreme Court lawyer had filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Right after Papon uploaded a video on his Facebook page, where he is seen kissing the minor contestant of the show "Voice of India Kids".

In the video, which has since gone viral, Papon is seen celebrating Holi with the contestants of the show and planting a kiss on the girl's face.

Papon is one of the judges on the show.

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