Baig says Farooq Abdullah also linked to sex scandal

SRINAGAR - Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig Tuesday demanded an investigation into the alleged involvement of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in a sex scandal and added that his father Farooq Abdullah was also linked to the scam.

“We want an investigation… Let the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) reach the (Punjab and Haryana) High Court and investigate under its supervision. Or a retired Supreme Court judge should investigate this,” Baig told reporters after a tense session in the assembly where he levelled the charge against the chief minister.

Baig admitted that this was a mere allegation and said he and his party were not concerned whether Omar Abdullah quits. “That is his call whether he wants to resign or not.”

Immediately after Baig alleged in the house that Abdullah’s name figures in the list of those linked to the sex scandal, an emotional chief minister said he was going to resign from his post.

Baig added that a document the CBI had placed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court listing people who allegedly took sexual favours included Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister and the National Conference leader.

“His (Omar Abdullah’s) father’s name also figures… It is number 38. I did not take his name (in the house) because he (Farooq Abdullah) is not a member of the house,” Baig said.


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