A video of an Under Secretary-level officer in the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is going viral on social media, in which he is seen sexually assaulting his female colleague. An FIR was lodged against the officer at a police station in Lucknow after the video went viral. The person seen in the viral video has been identified as Ichharam Yadav.
Sharing the video of this gruesome act, journalist Arvind Chauhan tweeted, “Man posted as Secretary in Minority Welfare Department is caught physically forcing himself on ad-hoc woman employee. FIR lodged in Hussainganj police station. The video was shot by victim. Have blurred to safeguard her identity.”
In the viral video, Ichharam Yadav can be seen forcibly with the woman. He was seen pushing the woman into a corner to kiss her forcibly. After this Ichharam Yadav was seen wiping his face.
On October 29, UP Police registered a case against Ichharam Yadav under sections 354, 506 and 294 of the IPC after the video of the heinous act went viral. According to the FIR, the woman said that Ichharam asked her to come inside the bathroom and ‘spend time with him’.
The same, UP Police has now arrested the accused. Shalabh Mani Tripathi, advisor to CM Yogi Adityanath, tweeted this information. Tripathi wrote in his tweet, “This is what Ichharam Yadav, the secretariat officer (Under Secretary), was hiding from the fear of UP Police, but @lkopolice found his whereabouts, now the “appropriate treatment” is on.”