Bhubaneswar: Air Odisha chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) Santosh Pani again landed in a fresh controversy after a former woman employee of his airline lodged a rape complaint against him with the Khandagiri police station today.
As per the FIR, Pani raped her twice during her tenure as a security supervisor with the regional airline.
She left her job a few months ago and decided to lodge a police complaint against Pani. She is currently working with Air Deccan in West Bengal.
Police have recorded her statement following the allegation.
Pani, on the other hand, has refuted the allegation, saying that charges levelled against him are concocted and cooked up only to wreak vengeance for removing her from job due to negligence in duty.
Notably, Pani was arrested in June 2016 on the charge of cheating.