Director of the National Ayush Mission in Odisha Bibhu Prasad Sarangi was arrested for sexually harassing a woman employee of his office in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.
Sarangi, an Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer, was arrested after hour-long interrogation by women police.
A case has been lodged against him on the basis of a complaint filed by the woman employee.
The woman employee accused Sarangi of sending lewd messages and obscene videos on her WhatsApp number.
Later, Sarangi filed a counter complaint against her on July 7.
“The charges against me are false and fabricated,” said Sarangi after being arrested by the police.