Odisha AYUSH Director Arrested On Sexual Harassment Charges: Police

The Mahila Police had on July 6 registered a case towards Bibhu Prasad Sarangi. (Representational)


A prime official of the AYUSH Directorate in Odisha was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually harassing a contractual lady worker of his workplace, police mentioned.

The Mahila Police arrested Bibhu Prasad Sarangi, the Odisha AYUSH director, on the criticism of the girl, who submitted proof in help of her allegation, they mentioned.

Sarangi was arrested following a marathon interrogation on the Mahila Police Station in Bhubaneswar.

“The allegation towards me is fake and fabricated. The lady alongside together with her male good friend hatched a conspiracy towards me,” Sarangi advised reporters.

The Mahila Police had on July 6 registered a case towards Sarangi.

In her criticism, the girl alleged that for the final three months, the official had been pressuring her to have a relationship with him.

Sarangi was additionally accused of sending obscene textual content messages and objectionable movies to the girl. She had submitted the proof of the messages despatched to her, a police officer mentioned.

The official was arrested beneath Part 354 (assault or felony power to lady with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code and Part 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene materials in digital type) of the Info Know-how Act, the police mentioned.

Sarangi had additionally filed a counter FIR on the Capital Police station and alleged that the contractual appointment of the complainant was discovered unlawful throughout a current inquiry.

In his FIR, Sarangi talked about that the girl had lodged a criticism towards him after the Directorate of AYUSH served a discover looking for clarification concerning “unlawful” appointment of the contractual worker.

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