NSUI president Fairoz Khan quits after Congress worker levels sexual harassment charges against him

Rahul Gandhi accepts his resignation of Khan, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir.

Updated - October 16, 2018 06:05 pm IST

Published - October 16, 2018 01:35 pm IST - New Delhi

Fairoz Khan, ex-president of NSUI.

Fairoz Khan, ex-president of NSUI.

Fairoz Khan, national president of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) - the youth wing of the Congress - has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment, sources in the Congress said on Tuesday. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accepted his resignation, the sources told PTI .

Mr. Khan, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, submitted his resignation on Monday.

The party had set up a three-member committee to look into the issue after a woman levelled charges of sexual harassment against Mr. Khan.

The Congress worker from Chhattisgarh had also lodged a complaint against him in the Parliament Street police station, saying she feared for her life.

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