Omar Quits over Sex Scandal Allegations

Update: J&k Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has tendered his resination to Governor LN Vohra over sex scandal allegation.

In a dramatic turn of events in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has offered to step down from his rank in the wake of a sensational allegation leveled by a senior PDP leader that he was involved in the notorious 2006 ‘Srinagar Sex Scandal’.

The 39-year-old National Conference leader said in the State Assembly: “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. Any amount of investigation by the home department will not help. Till I am not able to prove my innocence, I am going to give my resignation to the Governor.”

The MLAs and Ministers, shocked with his statement, tried to physically stop him from going out, asking him not to step down and affirming that the party would not accept it.

The ruffled members virtually forced him to take his seat and he got up and shouted at them saying “allow me to take this first”.

This all high voltage political drama began following the allegation of former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Beig that Abdullah was involved in the infamous 2006 Srinanagar sex scandal that involved top politicians and security officials and was investigated by the CBI.

Beig claimed to have a list of people involved in the scam in which Abdullah, he said, figured at no. 102.

Mentioning the CBI probe, he asserted that the guilty had not been punished, adding, “I have to say with regret, there is the name of Omar Abdullah, son of Farooq Abdullah, in the list. He has lost the moral authority to rule the state. He must resign.”

In the Assembly, the issue came up shortly after the Question Hour ended, making an emotional Abdullah, in his immediate response, say, “I did not really expect things to fall to such depths. Ok, you have said what you wanted to. These people have been pointing out for a long time.”

“Under the rule of law, one is innocent until proven guilty. It’s my misfortune that this false allegation has been made against me by a member of the PDP.”

He said one could ignore if it was an allegation of dacoity, theft or looting but this was a serious allegation.

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