Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jun 10:
The Orissa High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of chief security officer (CSO) of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela Balaram Champatiray.
However, the court has directed Odisha government to submit the case diary of the case registered against Champatiray.
Champatiray, who is on the run, is accused of sexually exploiting his sub-ordinate female colleagues.
The chief security officer had moved the High Court on Tuesday seeking anticipatory bail. He had alleged that the allegations against him were motivated and was part of a well-designed conspiracy.
Champatiray was suspended by NIT Rourkela authorities following allegations by at least eight female security guards working under him.
A fact-finding committee formed by the NIT director has submitted its report on Tuesday.
The institution’s director Sunil Sarangi has forwarded the fact-finding committee’s report to the standing committee of the institute.
Notably, Champatiray has been on the run since May 28 when the first FIR against him was filed at the Sector 3 police station.
As informed by DSP P K Mishra five police teams are on the lookout for Champatiray.
It may be recalled here that NIT students had resorted to dharna on May 25 demanding Champatiray’s arrest following coming to light of alleged sexual exploitation of a woman security officer by him.
The students had shown photographs and video of Champatiray’s exploits to media persons.
However, students withdrew their dharna on June 2 following a closed-door meeting between the students and NIT authorities.
Meanwhile, Rajesh Singh Solanki, under secretary in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry who had visited Rourkela in connection with the NIT issue and had conducted an inquiry on June 2 has submitted his report to the departmental secretary on Wednesday.