Wife accuses Taradatt of ‘moral turpitude’

Bhubaneswar: Indulata Das, wife of senior IAS officer Taradatt, today levelled ‘moral turpitude’ charges against her husband.

Das, who met the chairperson of State Commission for Women (SCW) here in the morning, said, “I had written to the commission suspecting my husband having extra-marital relationship with someone else. If he is guilty, he should be punished, and if he is not, it has to be proven. I expect that justice will be done to me.”

Earlier also, she had brought a harassment complaint against her husband.

Commenting on the development, SCW chairperson Lopamudra Buxipatra said, “We have heard her grievances and will take appropriate steps in the matter.”

According to sources, Das had earlier filed a written complaint with the Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell on December 5 last year alleging that her husband is subjecting her to mental and physical torture. She had also complained of threat to her life and hence demanded police security.

Notably, 1983-batch IAS officer Taradatt, who was till recently heading the task force to probe the irregularities in allotment of plots and houses under the State government’s discretionary quota, has now been shifted to Gopabandhu Academy of Administration as its director-general.