| GEO World|
| Omar Abdullah resigns over sex scandal allegations|
| Updated at: 1607 PST, Tuesday, July 28, 2009|
SRINAGAR: Held Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor N N Vohra after being accused of involvement in a sex scandal.
His father Farooq Abdullah accompanied him to the governorís residence.
PDP leader and former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Beig linked the held Kashmir chief minister to the infamous sex scandal that had rocked Srinagar in 2006.
In his speech assembly session, Omar Abdullah said," I can't bear this kind of humiliation. I am innocent until proven guilty."
Omar's name figures at 102 on the list of offenders involved in the sex scandal, the opposition alleged. His name is being probed by the CBI, it claimed. "I have to say with regret, there is the name of Omar Abdullah, son of Farooq Abdullah, in the list. He has lost the moral authority to rule the state. He must resign," Muzaffar Beig said.
In reply, Omar Abdullah said, "I am going to submit by resignation to Governor N N Vohra. I know it is a false allegation. But I want to resign till I am cleared of this false allegation. I cannot work till I am proved innocent. It is a blot on my character.