Kendrapara Co-operative society head arrested for sexual harassment

Kendrapara: Kendrapara Credit Co-Operative Society president Pramod Kumar Sahu landed in trouble after he was arrested by police on charges of sexual harassment leveled by a woman employee.

Sahu was picked up by a team of police led by Additional SP B Gagarin Mohanty from his residence at around 11.30 pm on Sunday and brought to the Town Police Station for interrogation. On Monday morning, the accused was taken to the Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for medical checkup.

According to reports, Sahu is accused of sexually harassing a woman employee of the cooperative society. He was detained based on a complaint by the victim at Kendrapara Town Police Station. She turned up at the police station on April 30, 2019 alleging that the chief of the co-operative society has been repeatedly harassing her. However, the police had refused to file the case against Sahu.

Later, the victim moved the sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) Court, that directed Kendrapara Town Police to register a case in this regard.

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