Bhubaneswar: The additional district & sessions court here on Monday granted bail to Director of National Ayush Mission in Odisha, Bibhu Prasad Sarangi, in a sexual harassment case.
The bail was granted against two sureties of Rs 10,000 each.
On July 9, Sarangi was arrested by Mahila Police in Bhubaneswar on charges of sexually harassing a woman colleague. The OAS officer was arrested under Sections 354 of IPC and 67 of IT Act.
Worth mentioning, a woman contractual employee 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.