MyNation tirelessly pursued Khan’s case. Khan has been accused of molesting a former co-worker and even threatening her family and her with dire consequences if they pursued justice
New Delhi: Under immense pressure to act in the alleged cases of sexual harassment that hit the Congress of late after MyNation relentlessly pursued them, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has come to terms with the realisation that Fairoz Khan, the head of Congress’ students wing National Students Union of India (NSUI), is an embarrassment. Khan has resigned.
MyNation doggedly pursued Khan’s case. Khan has been accused of molesting a former co-worker and even threatening her family and her with dire consequences if they pursued justice. A police complaint in this respect was lodged at the Parliament Street police station. This was the first story that MyNation had filed on this matter, last month.
MyNation was the first also in reporting the alleged sexual harassment scandal in Congress’s social media department when a former worker had accused Chirag Patnaik of molestation at the workplace. Patnaik is the most trusted lieutenant of department head Divya Spandana, who too had been named as a co-accused in the victim’s FIR.
In Khan’s case, the complainant had expressed serious concerns about her well-being and the safety of her family. She had requested the Delhi police for a security cover to protect her from Khan.
Recently, Khan had been accused of harassment by others in social media. When MyNation tried to call Khan for his response, his cellphone was found switched off.
Meanwhile, Congress sympathisers and former workers have opened a frontal attack on party president Rahul Gandhi, calling out his inaction in a spate of sexual harassment cases which hit the grand old party of late, as the #MeToo storm has struck the party.
A former member of the Congress social media team, which was rocked by a sexual harassment case against Chirag Patnaik, on Friday snubbed the Congress president in just two, but succinctly powerful, words: “Shut Up”.
The victim narrated her ordeal in the complaint. “The accused constantly asked me to come to his room in a Bangalore (Bengaluru) hotel at odd hours, especially midnight, which I tried to avoid and deny. He constantly pressured me for the same.”
Further, the complainant enclosed with her plaint screenshots of the WhatsApp conversation between Khan and her.
“I also complained on this issue in the Indian National Congress, they formed a committee for namesake (sic), which just tried to save him and did not take any action,” the victim had said, adding, “This request is for security threat.”
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Last Updated Oct 16, 2018, 5:06 PM IST