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Internal panel gives report on charges against NSUI chief

An NSUI office bearer from Chhattisgarh had in June this year levelled charges of sexual harassment against Fairoz Khan following which the Congress leadership formed a panel to probe the allegations.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2018 22:34 IST
An internal panel set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against National Students Union of India (NSUI) chief Fairoz Khan has submitted its report to the Congress leadership, a party functionary said Friday. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

An internal panel set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against National Students Union of India (NSUI) chief Fairoz Khan has submitted its report to the Congress leadership, a party functionary said Friday.

An NSUI office bearer from Chhattisgarh had in June this year levelled charges of sexual harassment against Khan following which the Congress leadership formed a panel to probe the allegations. She had also filed a police complaint against Khan.

The committee comprised All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev, Lok Sabha member Deepender Hooda and the party’s national media panelist Ragini Nayak.

The woman had alleged that Khan “used to sexually harass young women” for political appointments in the NSUI, the students’ wing of the Congress.

The Congress leadership will examine the report and take a call on Khan’s continuation in the post, the functionary said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said the party had immediately formed the committee, which heard all sections while preparing the report.

First Published: Oct 12, 2018 22:34 IST