Papon Steps Down as Judge of Reality Show Amidst Controversy

Singer Papon, who has been accused of inappropriately kissing a minor girl - a contestant on the reality show Voice of India Kids 2018, has decided step down as a judge of the reality show. Papon maintains that he has been “falsely implicated” in the matter and that “eventually the truth will prevail”.

The singer posted a Facebook message announcing his decision to step down as a judge on the show:

"Since I am in no mental state to fulfill most of my professional obligations, I have decided to step down as a judge on the show till the matter in which I have been falsely implicated is fully resolved and the investigations are over. I have full faith in the judicial system and eventually the truth will prevail. In the interim I would appreciate that my privacy is respected." - Papon, Musician 

Also Read: Voice of India Kids, Parents Release Video On Papon’s “Innocence”

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