The incident came to light when a video of Papon kissing the girl went viral on the internet. The apex court lawyer filed a complaint against the singer under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Papon finally opened up on the incident for the first time on Friday. The ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhage’ singer took to Facebook to say that he will never commit any indecent act like this.
The 41-year-old said,’’Anyone who knows me would be aware that I am an extremely affectionate and expressive person. That is the way I have been brought up and that’s how I have always been with people close to me or people I care about. To show affection for an 11 year old child who I have been mentoring for a while now is not an alien concept for me. Please do remember that it a video on my own Facebook live and stop for a moment and at least wonder why I would myself promote a video where I am ‘apparently’ doing all the unmentionable things that I am being accused of.
He added, ''My humble request to everyone, when you do come across this matter is to just pause and think about how much harm this does to the people involved. I have a loving wife of over 14 years and two young children. There is a little girl involved, whose identity is not masked in any way’’.
''Please note that the girl in question and her family have gone on record and stated that what is being depicted is not what actually transpired and it is in fact just a case of faulty camera angles and an accidental move and not a sexual assault as being reported. The said incident transpired in the presence of personnel from the reality show and there is nothing objectionable about it’’, said Papon.
''Please know that my intentions with everything that I do in my life are always pure and honest and I would never commit an indecent act as it is being portrayed. I urge the members of the press and my fans to please consider both sides of the story before maligning my public repertoire and damaging the reputation of this girl’’.
Here is the full post shared by Papon on Facebook.