Papon decides to step down as a judge from Voice India Kids


Singer Angarag Mahanta, popular as Papon, has decided to step down as a judge on the singing reality show “The Voice India Kids” after a complaint was filed against him for “inappropriately kissing” a minor.

“Since I am in no mental state to fulfil 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,” Papon tweeted on Saturday. “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,” he added. (Also read: Salman Khan may have broken Arijit Singh’s heart but he just fulfilled Papon’s wish by releasing Bulleya)

Earlier this week, a video in which Papon is seen planting a kiss on the lips of a minor girl contestant became viral online.