#MeToo: Akbar Calls Charges ‘Baseless’, To Take Legal Action

**New Delhi:** Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday described the allegations of sexual harassment against him as “false, baseless and wild” and said he will take appropriate legal action.

“Accusations without evidence have become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever be the case, now that I have returned (from abroad), my lawyers will look into these wild and baseless allegations in order to decide our future course of legal action,” he said.

Suggesting an agenda, he asked why the allegations by women journalists he worked with had come up ahead of general elections.



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