Shashi Bhushan Lal Sushil, a 2001 batch IAS officer, was arrested on Monday on the charge of eve-teasing and molestation. He was suspended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Mr. Sushil, who is the Special Secretary in the Technical Education Department, was accused of making indecent advances to a girl passenger while travelling in the second AC coach of the New Delhi-Lucknow Mail.

Mr. Sushil boarded the train in Ghaziabad on Sunday and the incident occurred at the Sandila station, about 80 km from here early on Monday.

A case was filed by the girl’s mother under Sections 400/12, 294, 354, 376, 511 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code at the Government Railway Police thana in the Charbagh station immediately after the train reached Lucknow at 7 a.m.

Inspector General (Law and Order) Badri Prasad Singh told reporters that the girl’s mother alleged that Mr. Sushil kept staring at her daughter throughout the journey and when she returned from the toilet early in the morning she was told by her daughter that he had resorted to obscene acts while she was away.