Officer held for sending lewd messages

Bhubaneswar: Senior Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer and director of Rashtriya Madhyamik Sikshya Abhiyan under the School and Mass Education department Premananda Khuntia was arrested by police today for sending explicit messages on Whatsapp to a lady OAS officer.

Notably, a complaint was lodged against him by a woman OAS officer at Nayapalli police station in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

The complainant woman OAS officer, who is working at Child Protection Cell of the Women and Child Welfare department, has also written to higher-ups at the School and Mass Education department demanding action against Khuntia.