Man Charged For Allegedly Harassing Minister’s Secretary

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New Delhi: A man has been charged for allegedly harassing, stalking and threatening to throw acid on a senior woman IAS officer, who is Secretary to Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, police said on Saturday.

A complaint, filed by the woman officer at Chanakyapuri police station in New Delhi, said that she was being harassed by one Manoj Kumar since 2008 when she was posted as District Magistrate in Bihar and continue to send her vulgar messages, offensive e-mails and made obscene calls when she shifted to Delhi as Secretary to Mr Prasad in 2014, they said.

A case under Section 354D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) has been registered against the accused and investigation is underway, a senior police officer said. The complainant had alleged that the accused started harassing her when she was posted in Bihar and she had also got a case registered against him there.

Later, when she shifted to Delhi, the accused allegedly continued to harass her and even threatened to throw acid on her and physically attack her and her three-year-old daughter, police said. The complainant also alleged that the accused used to call her many times at her North Block office when she joined Ministry of Finance.

The accused also allegedly filed a complaint against the woman officer claiming to be her husband and accusing her of harassment, she said in her complaint to the police.