Published On: Tue, Jul 31st, 2018
Crime | By IANS

Congress leader arrested for sexual harassment, released on bail

New Delhi: A Congress leader said to be close to Rahul Gandhi and is accused in a sexual harassment case, was arrested and later released on bail, police said on Tuesday.

The accused was booked under Sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Madhur Verma said Chirag Patnaik was arrested on Monday as a former employee with the cell accused Patnaik of violating her personal space and indulging in immoral behaviour.

“Sexual harassment, being a bailable offence, the accused was later released on bail after the interrogation,” the police officer said.

While Patnaik is a social media manager in the party, the complainant no longer works there.

She was a social media manager and was given the responsibility of running two of the party’s Twitter accounts.

The accused was booked under Sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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