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Complaint registered against Bollywood singer Papon for kissing a minor girl inappropriately; watch viral video of kiss
A complaint has been filed by a Supreme Court lawyer against Assamese singer Angarag Papon Mahanta, popularly known by the name of Papon, for kissing a minor girl inappropriately, as reported by Firstpost.

Supereme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan has mentioned about the Facebook live video in which Papon, the renowned Bollywood singer is seen playing Holi with contestants of a TV reality show. The video towards the end shows him kissing the minor girl after applying colour on her face.

According to Firstpost, the complaint has been filed against the singer with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for an ‘inappropriate’ act of showing affection to a minor girl. The reports state that the singer has committed “sexual assault on the minor girl”.

The complainant, Bhuyan, in her complaint has clearly stated, “I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen to be applying colours on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girls participating in reality shows across India.”

Bhuyan in her complaint, has also asked for “an enquiry under section 7 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012”. The photo of the complaint has been posted by ANI on its official Twitter handle. The video also features on the singer’s official page.

However, Papon’s manager Partho Gogoi has come out clearly clarifying that the act was in no way meant to hurt sentiments of any individual. He was quoted by local website Guwahati Plus as saying, “The act was not meant to hurt the sentiments of any individual, and that it was not wrong in any manner, which is why they see no reason to pull down the video from the official Facebook page of Papon.”

He also added that the girl’s father has issued a statement asking that “don't malign the relationship between a guru and shishya.” However, no police complaint has been filed in the case.

Papon's lawyer Gaurang Narang while speaking to India Today said, “A person will not put anything against him on public domain for anybody to pick it up and make it a complaint. It is very unfortunate, that a lawyer has done this – maybe it is her mindset. But the fact remains that this kind of compassion, affection should not be constitute. The singer is quite disturbed by the whole incident.”

Papon has become quite popular these days due his bohemian voice. The singer who hails from Assam has given numerous hit numbers in many Bollywood films including Barfi, Sultan, Befikre and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

Papon is one of the judges in the TV reality show Voice India Kids along with singers Shaan and Himmesh Reshammiya. The video which has now become controversial was captured as part of Holi celebrations with the show's contestants. Papon who is seen in the video dressed in the character of Gabbar Singh from the classic blockbuster Sholay, sang a few Holi songs with the kids. He later smeared the girl's face with colour before landing a kiss on her.

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