JAMMU: Social media is always the first to capture anything that would gain the attention of people. In its most recent episode, the platform is buzzing with an image of a Jammu and Kashmir Minister, Chaudhary Lal Singh supposedly touching the collar of a woman doctor going viral.

The leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state with Health portfolio was at the government hospital in Lakhanpur to check preparedness ahead of the start of Amarnath yatra. After finding the collar of a doctor not properly placed, he corrected its position.

“Minister moved towards the female doctor and asked her… Bitya your collar is not proper and corrected it with his hand. There was no protest by the female doctor,” informed a senior officer witness to the whole episode. 

Not only this, another woman doctor watching the Minister correcting the collar of the doctor, herself took lesson for it and placed her collar in proper place, the officer added.

“There was a lot of public. I do not think he inappropriately touched the woman doctor at a government hospital,” he said. 

The BJP minister was accompanied by the Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr. Mandeep Bhandari and SP Kathua Nasir Khan. 

Earlier this year, Singh was accused by a woman doctor of mental harassment after he reprimanded her for not wearing the apron.

(With Agency Inputs)

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