Even though the local court on saturday issued an arrest warrant against former minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan in connection with a sexual assault case the state police force remained clueless about his exact whereabouts and failed to arrest him till late evening.
However, speculations were rife here in the winter capital that the congress MLA was staying at one of her relatives place on the outskirts of Jammu and is likely to surrender before the police on Sunday.
Earlier in the day Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, Rajiv Gupta issued the arrest warrant against Khan, an MLA from Rajouri, following an application moved by police.
Yesterday, police had registered a case against Khan after a lady doctor, wife of a separatist leader, alleged the minister had called her to his office in the Civil Secretariat last month and attempted to molest her.
Official sources said a police team had been constituted to arrest the former minister.They said the team would soon leave for Jammu to arrest Khan who resigned yesterday.
The sources said the police had summoned Khan to present himself for investigations today and moved the court for an arrest warrant after he failed to appear.
Khan had yesterday moved an application for anticipatory bail in the Jammu wing of the State High Court but it was rejected.