Ranchi: 1975-batch IPS officer PS Natrajan, accused of sexual harassment has finally been dismissed from the service in Jharkhand.

Natarajan was accused of forcefully seeking sexual favours from a tribal woman. According to police, a tape showed the officer in a compromising position with a married tribal woman on July 30, 2005.

Soon after the tape surfaced in 2005, Natrajan was arrested and suspended from the service.

The decision to dismiss Natrajan was taken after President Pratibha Patil’s nod.

Last year, after Natrajan came out of jail on bail, the Jharkhand government had recommended his dismissal to the Centre.

Police informed that the woman is now in jail on charges of conspiracy with a faction of the Naxals.