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Congress IT cell member Chirag Patnaik arrested for alleged sexual harassment

Chirag Patnaik was booked earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing a former member of the Congress IT cell.

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Updated: August 01, 2018 11:19 IST ]
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A Congress IT cell worker, accused in a sexual harassment case, was arrested and later released on bail, police said on Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Madhur Verma said Chirag Patnaik was arrested on Monday as a former employee with the cell accused him 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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