National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) chief Fairoz Khan has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment.
According to news agency PTI, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accepted Khan’s resignation.
Khan, who is from Jammu and Kashmir, submitted his resignation on Monday.
However, he had not changed his bio on micro-blogging site Twitter at the time of writing this story.
According to reports, the party had set up a three-member committee to look into the issue after a woman levelled charges of sexual harassment against the chief of its youth wing.
The victim had alleged that Khan sexually harassed her and her sister, adding that some other women from the party were also molested by him. Khan has denied all the allegations.
The Congress worker from Chhattisgarh also filed a complaint against him at the Parliament Street police station, saying she feared for her life.
The woman had first raised the matter involving Khan in June this year. It was reported at that time that she had met Gandhi along with other senior Congress leaders demanding action against the NSUI president.
(With agency inputs)