Police raid NALCO CMD’s residence
A three member team of the Mumbai police on Thursday searched the Bhubaneswar residence of NALCO Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD), C Venkataramana to arrest him in connection with a molestation case. However, the police team could not trace the senior executive. His office here was also searched, police sources said.
Mr Venkataramana has remained untraceable since last week after Mumbai police registered a molestation case against him on the basis of a complaint filed by a lady employee of NALCO. The employee, working in the blue chip public sector company’s Mumbai office had charged the CMD of trying to outrage her modesty in a hotel in Mumbai.
The Mumbai police have already arrested a regional manager of the company in connection with the case. He has been released on bail. Mr Venkataramana had gone on for leave following a directive from the Union ministry.
Police sources here said that after reaching Orissa capital, the Mumbai police team sought the help of the officials of Nayapalli police station here. The NALCO CMD’s house and office were searched but he could not be traced, R K Paikray, the officer-in-charge of Nayapalli police station said.