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IAS officer booked for molesting girl

A senior Indian Administrative Services officer of the UP government was was booked on Monday for molesting a  woman on board the Lucknow Mail, railway police said. Senior IAS officer Shashi Bhushan, a 2001 batch officer, was booked by officials of the Railway Police Force after the woman, also travelling by the Lucknow Mail train, lodged a formal complaint with them on her arrival in Lucknow, said Inspector General of Police [Railways] Ashutosh Pandey. The complaint against Shashi Bhushan was lodged by Neeru Saxena, mother-in law of the girl.

They were travelling in air-conditioned coach of Lucknow Mail where the officer allegedly misbehaved with the girl. While the arrested bureaucrat has been identified as the Special Secretary [Technical Education] with the UP government, the victim is an executive with Google India. According to her, the official molested her onboard the train when she was travelling with her mother-in-law.

The official has, however, denied the charge and said they have been concocted by the woman after he had a tiff with her over luggage-keeping.

A case was registered on the basis of the complaint under sections 294 and 354 of Indian Penal Code [IPC] while the matter was being probed, Pandey said.
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