Zee Media Bureau
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed former health minister, Shabir Ahmad Khan, to be present before the investigating officer in the alleged molestation case on Thursday.
The court also said if police arrest the accused, he should be bailed out after furnishing a bail bond of Rs. 25,000, IANS stated.
Khan has been accused of molesting by a lady doctor who said that the incident took place earlier this month in his office.
Soon after the allegations were made, doctors took to street protesting against the minister and demanding his arrest.
An arrest warrant was also issued against him after he failed to appear for an investigation.
Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker, Mubarak Gul, had also gave his permission to the police to arrest him. Meanwhile, Khan had moved bail plea in the court to evade arrest.
An FIR has been registered against him under Sections 354 (assault or use of criminal force against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (a word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Khan.