After kissing controversy, Papon steps down as judge of reality show


In the interim I would appreciate that my privacy is respected.”
The channel also issued a statement on Saturday evening. The statement read, “As a responsible channel committed to the well-being of our participants, we would like to restate that a safe and secure environment is of utmost priority to us. I have full faith in the judicial system and eventually the truth will prevail. “We are following the legal procedure. We will ask for their version as well and accordingly further action will be taken. In light of the ongoing enquiry, and in the best interest of the participants’ well-being, Mr. 2018-02-24T17:30:53+00:00″>
Updated: February 24, 2018 5:30 pm

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Friday issued a notice to singer Papon and the TV channel. As a responsible channel, we are extending complete support to all parties who are impacted by this incident and will stand by them to help them through this situation.”
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd We have guidelines on our website which clearly mentions rules for channels using children in their show,” added the official. “We have seen the video and have gone through the written complaint which came to us from Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan. We felt this is a provocative case. The incident happened during a pre-Holi celebration where Papon and few kids of the reality show were interacting with fans through a Facebook live video. We follow all mandatory guidelines and our teams ensure that they are stringently adhered to in all our shows. We believe in nurturing talent with utmost sensitivity and care while we provide them the platform to showcase their aptitude. We have constantly worked towards maintaining a healthy and happy atmosphere for the participants in all our shows, and will continue to do so under all circumstances. We have always adhered to the NCPCR guidelines and our production house Essel Vision Productions Limited has taken all precautionary measures required under NCPCR and other laws. Related News
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Shared a source exclusively with indianexpress.com, “The channel and Papon had an extensive long meeting that went on from early morning till late afternoon. They weighed all possibilities, pros and cons, and decided that it was best for both parties that Papon moves out of the show. In a statement issued on his Facebook page, Papon shared, “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. Necessary legal action will be taken,” the NCPCR official said. He will not be shooting any further episodes till the issue is resolved. As broadcasters, it is our responsibility to act in an unbiased and just manner and we are committed to doing so. While the singer believes he has done no wrong, he understands that his presence in the show with other kids involved would only create more controversies.”
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Friday had also issued a notice to both singer Papon and the TV channel. Angarag Mahanta (Papon) will be stepping back as the coach on the show.