India, July 21 -- Kerala forest minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) AK Saseendran has landed in a controversy over an alleged audio tape of his conversation with the father of a woman, who filed sexual harassment complaint against another NCP leader, in which he was purportedly heard asking the parent to settle the issue.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, the minister refuted the allegations. While he did not deny his telephonic conversation, he said he did not know that it was a sexual harassment case.

However, the woman's father while talking to reporters alleged that the minister called him several times and asked him to withdraw the compliant and settle the issue amicably.

The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janat...