In a recent development, the Maharashtra government has directed the Ministry of State Women and Child Welfare to investigate into the matter of popular singer Papon kissing a minor girl. Meanwhile, the Ministry has discussed the issue with the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai and asked him to initiate an investigation into the matter soon.

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It may be mentioned that the controversy began after the popular singer was seen in a video celebrating Holi with the young contestants at the set of a reality show. The video showed Papon applying colour to a contestant and later kissing her. The video had gone viral in the social media.

A Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan had earlier filed a complaint against Papon with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for allegedly kissing the minor.

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