Srinagar, March 22: A major sex scandal has rocked Jammu and Kashmir after an MMS clip allegedly featuring a senior doctor, charge-sheeted earlier by the CBI for fudging the samples in the Shopian women murder case, showed him having sex with a woman in his office.
Dr Ghulam Qadir Sofi, in-charge chief medical officer (CMO) Pulwama district, has been placed under suspension by the Jammu and Kashmir government and attached with the directorate of health services Srinagar. A case under section 376 (d) has also been registered against him.
The scandal surfaced after a MMS allegedly featuring Dr Sofi having sex with a woman was circulated in Kashmir. The clip was allegedly shot in his office and later circulated among the media persons.
"As soon as I got information I immediately put him (Dr Sofi) under suspension and attached him with directorate of health services. Chief medical officer Shopian Dr Sonaullah has been given additional charge of Pulwama. We are forming a committee and a proper enquiry would be held in this case", said Dr MA Wani, Director of Health Services Kashmir.
Police have also registered a case under section 376 (d) against him and investigation has been started. "We have registered a case in police station Pulwama and investigations have started.
We want to assure the people that the guilty will be punished and the innocent will not be touched", said Kifayat Hyder, senior superintendent of police Pulwama. Hyder said there are many unanswered questions which need to be resolved. "Hopefully we will crack the case soon", he said.
Currently on bail, Dr Sofi is one of the accused in fabricating the slides of the two women of Shopian.CBI in its charge-sheet filed in the Shopian women murder case said it has been conclusively established during the investigation that the slides sent for scientific examination were fabricated by Dr Nighat with active connivance of Dr Ghulam Qadir Sofi, Dr Maqbool Mir and Dr Ghulam Qadir Paul.