A senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in Andhra Pradesh was on Thursday suspended on the charges of harassing a woman co-worker.
The government placed K Mangapathi Rao, commissioner of employment and training, under suspension based on a report by the Andhra Pradesh State Women's Commission about the officer of allegedly making indecent comments to the woman assistant director in the same department.
The commission has also issued summons to Rao to depose before it Friday.
Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, during a review meeting with officials, took a serious note of the complaint against Rao and ordered his suspension.
The employees of directorate of employment and training on Thursday had staged a protest in front of the office demanding Rao's suspension. They later lodged a complaint with women's commission chairperson Mary Ravindernath.
The complainant deposed before the commission and alleged that Rao had been making advances for the past three months. She narrated her nightmarish experience and told the commission that she had even contemplated ending her life.