Uttar Pradesh government official arrested for assaulting contract worker

A government official working at Bapu Bhavan in Lucknow in Uttar pradesh Wednesday was arrested for assaulting a contract worker after videos of the incident went viral, NDTV reported.

The accused, Ichha Ram Yadav, is an undersecretary of the Minority Welfare Department. He has reportedly harassed and assaulted the woman since 2018.

She filmed videos of Yadav assaulting him on several occasions and approached the Hussainganj police station in Lucknow on October 29 with a complaint, India Today reported. The woman claimed that the police did not arrest Yadav because of his government post.

When the police failed to act, the complainant uploaded the videos, which then went viral.

“The woman has been called several times to record her statement,” Deputy (Central) Police Commissioner Khyati Garg said. “After recording the statements and reviewing the evidence from both sides, action will be taken. “

In one of the videos NDTV viewed, Yadav assaulted the woman even as she tried to push him away. In one video, he tried to kiss her.

The woman claimed that Yadav had promised to confirm her job if she gave in to his advances. She said he also threatened to fire and kill her.

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