— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2018
Lawyer Runa Bhuyan has taken in reference a video on Papon's Facebook timeline in which he is celebrating Holi with the contestants of Voice of India Kids. He is first seen applying gulal to one of the female contestants and then he kisses her, by force.
The lawyer has argued that the girl is clearly seen as uncomfortable after Papon kisses her.
Papon's lawyer has come out in his defense and argued that the video is misleading. Even the girl's father came forward and defended Papon. Here's what he said:
''Papon sir is a mentor and a father figure to my daughter and has always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. He doesn’t differentiate amongst the children who are here and gives them equal guidance on pursuing their dreams. What you saw in the video is not intentional. It was just a moment of affection that is being portrayed otherwise. I would request and urge the media to not pursue this further''.
Hope this clears the matter!