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Senior IAS officer arrested for allegedly molesting a woman

Lucknow(PTI): A senior IAS officer in the UP government was arrested today for allegedly molesting a Delhi-based woman in a train.

Pictorial representationA case under section 354 of the IPC (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) has been lodged against Shashi Bhushan, Special Secretary in the Technical Education Department, following a complaint by the woman, a senior IT executive, Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said.

The woman has alleged in the FIR that the officer travelling with her in Lucknow Mail from Delhi to Lucknow had misbehaved with her last night, they said.

Bhushan was detained after the train reached the Charbhagh railway station and police interrogated him for four hours before arresting him.

Refuting the molestation charge, the officer claimed that he had got into a verbal duel with the woman after she made a casteist remark against him.

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