Co-accused in the infamous Jammu and Kashmir sex scam, then DSP Mohammad Ashraf Mir recorded his statement before a CBI special judge here on Wednesday.
Mir, who was posted as Kashmir counter insurgency DSP in 2006 when the scam had hit the headlines, said his indictment was "a false implication to derail peace operation in Jammu and Kashmir".
Mir was accused of sexually exploiting a victim. However, the victim, while recording statement before the court, turned hostile and denied having been exploited by Mir. She had admitted to visiting his house but claimed that the DSP's daughter was her friend and he was "her uncle".
After recording his statement, as well as two more witnesses, special CBI Judge Vimal Kumar deferred the hearing to March 25, 2014.
The sex scandal hit the headlines after a pornographic MMS was circulated in Jammu and Kashmir in 2006. Police investigations revealed that one Sabeena was supplying girls to the officials in the state, among whom one was a minor. Later, the case was handed over to the CBI.
The scandal shook the state, and no lawyer appeared in defence of the accused. The case was then transferred to Chandigarh by the apex court.