Khan urged the TV channel that aired the sting to check the authenticity of the claim about his involvement. “The SHO is shown stating yes, yes to a pointed query about my involvement. It’s very clear that it’s a conspiracy to defame me. If proved guilty I would willingly accept any punishment. But such things aren’t fair,” he said.
There was speculation that parties were aiming to polarise the state along religious lines ahead of 2014 general elections. To repeated queries, Khan said, "I have nothing to do with it. I have nothing more to explain."