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Top Odisha IAS officer denies wife’s infidelity allegations

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhuaneswar, Jul 16:

Two days after top Odisha IAS officer Taradutt’s wife—Indulata Das– approached the State Commission for Women (SCW) here and levelled ‘moral turpitude’ charges against her husband, the bureaucrat today shot back and refuted the allegations.

Taradatt: Accused of 'moral turpitude'
Taradatt: Accused of ‘moral turpitude’

Das had written to the SCW suspecting her husband to be having an extra-marital affair.

Reacting to this, Taradutt said: “Indulata’s allegations are false; I am ready to face any test.”

“I have maintained the sanctity of marriage and she is suspicious by nature,” the 1983 batch IAS officer said.

After meeting SCW Chairperson Lopamudra Buxipatra, Indulata had on Tuesday said: “I have a reason to suspect that my husband was having an extra-marital affair, but would be the happiest person if I am proved wrong. If it’s proven, he should be punished; if it’s otherwise, that should also be proven.”

It may be recalled that Indulata 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 a threat to her life and has said she needs police security.