Congress social media manager Chirag Patnaik was booked by Delhi police earlier in July
The Congress’s social media team member Chirag Patnaik was released on bail hours after he was arrested on charges of sexual harassment on Monday night, the police said. The Delhi police filed a First Information Report or FIR on July 3 against Patnaik after a woman who worked with him accused the Congress member of molesting her.
“The complainant said she was a member of the Congress social media team. Since the offences are cognisable, we booked the accused Chirag Patnaik…” senior police officer Madhur Verma had told reporters after Patnaik was booked earlier this month.
The woman has left the Congress social media team.
Earlier this month, the party’s social media head, Divya Spandana, issued a statement with signatures of Patnaik’s team members vouching for his “good character”.
Ms Spandana said she was unaware of the allegations till she was approached by a reporter. She said she has contacted the complainant and is waiting for her response.