Papon quits TV show as judge amid sexual assault charges
Mumbai: Singer Papon has quit the singing reality TV show as judge following the complaint of sexual assault that was filed against him for kissing a minor contestant of the TV programme. On Friday, a Supreme Court lawyer filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Right (NCPCR) alleging "sexual assault" after the singer uploaded a video on his Facebook page where he is seen kissing the minor contestant of the show.
Papon, who had earlier said that he was being "victimised" for no fault of his as he would "never commit an indecent act", on Saturday took to Twitter to make the announcement that he is stepping down as judge from the show. "Since I am in no mental state to fulfil most of my professional obligations, I have decided to step down as a judge on the show till the matter in which I have been falsely implicated is fully resolved and the investigations are over.