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Molestation inside Delhi Secretariat

The incident has triggered demands for the CM's resignation and prompted the Government to order a probe.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 02:12 IST

A young woman was allegedly molested near the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's office in the high-security Delhi Secretariat.

The incident triggered demands for her resignation and prompted the government to order a probe.

The woman, who had come to the Secretariat on Monday in search of a job, was molested allegedly by one Ranbeer Singh Negi.

Negi ia a supervisor working with the private agency looking after sanitation arrangements in the building.

The incident allegedly took place on the third floor of the Secretariat, which houses the Chief Minister's office.

The accused has been arrested and removed from the job.

An FIR has been registered against him under IPC Sections 354 and 509, both deal with molestation, at the IP Estate police station, Dikshit told the assembly.

Making a statement on the issue, she informed the House that a high-level probe headed by Additional Secretary (Home) Rajeev Kale has been ordered into the matter.

"Action is being taken by both the administration and the police," she added.

Earlier, pandemonium erupted in the Assembly after Opposition BJP members trooped to the well of the House.

The members shouted slogans demanding a discussion on the issue and demanded the resignation of Dikshit.

Opposition members alleged that the Government was pressuring the police to "go slow" on the issue.

Speaker Prem Singh rejected their plea for a discussion even as opposition members persisted with their demand leading to their expulsion from the House.

They were also demanding separate discussion on issues like the police lathi-charge on protesting traders and suicide by a man over the ongoing demolitions.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 17:44 IST