Five OTPC officials have been accused of sexual harassment by a former woman employee of the organisation
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#MeToo in Tripura: Sexual harassment case against 5 OTPC officials

Following the allegation by a former woman employee of the state-run thermal power plant, the five officials were asked to go on ‘forced leave’ until the completion of probe

Agartala: The #MeToo wave has now hit Tripura. Five officials of the state-run ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) were asked to go on ‘forced leave’ after a former woman employee lodged a sexual harassment complaint with the police against them. As per the police, the woman executive resigned from the OTPC in 2016.

In the FIR filed at the Kakraban police station in Gomati district, the woman alleged that she was sexually abused by the five officials including the vice-president of the organisation, Sudhin Chatterjee.

The woman also alleged that she tried to file a case earlier in March but the police did not listen to her when she reached the police station. Later, the woman approached the Gomati SP who in turn directed Additional SP Nabadwip Jamatia to look into the matter.

As per an OTPC official, a five-member committee, headed by a woman official, has now been formed to probe the complaint.

OTPC, sponsored by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, is the first thermal power plant set up by the state-run explorer in India.