Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan on Monday moved the High Court seeking bail in the sexual assault case even as he continued to evade arrest.
Counsels for Khan submitted the bail application before the Srinagar wing of High Court.
Justice JR Kotwal, who heard the application, directed the state to file a response by tomorrow and listed the case for hearing on Wednesday.
Khan, who resigned from the state council of ministers on February 7, is on the run after a lady doctor filed a complaint accusing that he made an attempt to molest her in his chamber in the Civil Secretariat last month.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar has issued arrest warrant against Khan after he failed to present himself before police for investigation in the case.
Police has formed two teams to effect Khan`s arrest.