Singer Angarag Papon Mahanta’s mother Archana Mahanta on Sunday said that her son will come out clean from all allegations in the sexual assault case.
On Saturday, Papon decided to step down as a judge of the reality show ‘Voice of India Kids 2018’, after being criticized for allegedly kissing a minor girl.
Papon’s mother, who is also a singer, said, “This is very sad. He (Papon) cannot do such things. We are very upset now. He will come out clean. Truth always remains the truth. Maybe this has been done to defame his image. We have not even thought that something like this will happen.”
The Assam Police also registered a case against Papon in connection with the same case on Saturday.
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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had also issued a notice to both singer Papon and the TV channel.
Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan on Friday filed a complaint against Papon, under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly “inappropriately kissing a minor girl”.
The incident took place during the shoot of a Holi celebration on the sets of a Hindi singing reality show where the girl is among the contestants.