MJ Akbar returns to India, may speak over #metoo allegations
New Delhi : Union Minister MJ Akbar has returned to India and is likely to release a statement over sexual assault allegations made by a woman under #MeTooIndia campaign on social media.
BJP, on the other hand, refused to make any comment over MJ Akbar, saying that allegations against him need to be 'looked' first.
"It's difficult to comment on something that comes on a website. One can put anything on a website. So, this needs to be checked. If that is true or false, whether such an incident happened or not," Shah said in an interview ETV late Friday.
"It will have to be seen if it is the same person who is levelling allegations or someone else has put it up (on social media). All these things will have to be seen. And once we do it, we will certainly think over it (the action against Akbar)," he added.
More than half a dozen women journalists have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career, during which he launched and edited several newspapers.