Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rourkela, Jun 17:

The suspended chief security officer (CSO) of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela -Balaram Champatiray, who has been accused of sexually exploiting his female colleagues, was produced before the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDJM’s) Court here today.

Champatiray produced in court

Champatiray was produced before the court in connection with charges of alleged sexual exploitation of female colleagues and illegal storage of liquor in his office.

Rourkela police arrested Balaram Champatiray from Jagda area under Jhirpani police station limits here on June 12. Following his arrest, he was produced before the SDJM court which sent him to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.

The accused had gone into hiding since May 28 following which police had raided several places to apprehend him.

It may be recalled that Champatiray was on the run since the first FIR against him was filed at the Rourkela Sector 3 police station on May 28.

Notably, NIT students had resorted to dharna on May 25 demanding Champatiray’s arrest after the alleged sexual exploitation of a woman security officer came to fore.

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.

Earlier on May 27, Champatiray was suspended by NIT Rourkela authorities following allegations by at least eight female security guards working under him.