LUCKNOW: A senior government officer in Lucknow was arrested on Thursday after a video of him molesting a contractual worker went viral on social media. The accused named Ichharam Yadav is posted with the minority welfare department as a section in charge in Lucknow.
According to reports, Iccharam Yadav, an under secretary at Babu Bhavan had been harassing and molesting the victim since 2018. As her complaints to top authorities and the police prompted no action, the victim decide to secretly film the video where the accused is seen trying to force himself on her even as she tries to resist and push him away. Also Read & Watch: India Pushes, World Responds: 2 NRIs Behind Annapurna’s Return
थाना हुसैनगंज के अंतर्गत महिला कर्मचारी के साथ शौषण पर सम्बंधित अभियुक्त पर मुकदमा पंजीकृत कर अभियुक्त को गिरफ्तार कर जेल भेजा गया जिसके सम्बंध मे @dcpcentrallko @khyatigarg_ips द्वारा दी गयी विडियो बाइट @Uppolice @dgpup @homeupgov pic.twitter.com/fmrCqHAA4f
— DCP CENTRAL LKO (@dcpcentrallko) November 11, 2021
The victim had claimed that Iccharam Yadav was well connected through his position as an undersecretary because of which no action was taken against him.
Speaking to the press, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Central Khyati Garg, a case was registered in the matter on October 29 and after recording the statements and examining the evidence from both parties, the accused was arrested and sent to jail.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government over the issue of safety of women. “Be it secretariat, road or any other place, women are unsafe in Uttar Pradesh. This is the reality of the government’s claim on ‘women’s safety’,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.
उप्र की मेरी बहनों, एकजुट हो कर अपनी लड़ाई इसी तरह खुद लड़ो।
तुम लड़की हो, लड़ सकती हो।
देश की एक-एक महिला तुम्हारे साथ खड़ी है। 2/2
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 11, 2021