Odisha Ayush Director Bibhu Prasad Sarangi arrested for sexual harassment

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Bhubaneswar: Director of National Ayush Mission in Odisha, Bibhu Prasad Sarangi, has been arrested by Mahila Police in Bhubaneswar on charges of sexual harassment.

The OAS officer today deposed before the police. After hours of interrogating, he was taken into custody. A case against his has been lodged on the basis of a complaint filed by his woman colleague.

The victim, a contractual employee in the accused’s office, had accused Sarangi of sending lewd messages and obscene videos on her WhatsApp number. The woman also shared an audio clip and some WhatsApp chats, purportedly featuring Sarangi, with the police.

According to reports, the OAS officer has been arrested under Sections 354 of IPC and 67 of IT Act.

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