Bhubaneswar, July 9: Director of the National Ayush Mission in Odisha Bibhu Prasad Sarangi was arrested for sexually harassing a woman employee of his office, here on Thursday.

The Mahila Police arrested Sarangi, an Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer, after hour-long interrogation. A case has been lodged against him on the basis of a complaint filed by the woman employee.

The victim accused Sarangi of sending lewd messages and obscene videos on her WhatsApp number.

Later, Sarangi filed a counter complaint against her on July 7. "The charges against me are false and fabricated," said Sarangi after being arrested by the police.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2020 08:35 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website