Colonel (retd) arrested for kidnapping bid of senior UP administrative official’s wife

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The Hush Post: A retired Colonel has been arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap a senior government official’s wife in Noida. The incident happened on Sector 29 of Noida. After the alleged bid to kidnap when she came for the morning walk, police said he again accosted the woman and made casteist remarks.

“Charges have been filed against Virender Chauhan (77) under various IPC and sections of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act,” said Sector 20 police station SHO Manish Kumar Saxena. The charges relate to kidnapping and sexual harassment.

According to CO City 1 Anit Kumar, the accused lives alone. The complainant’s husband is a senior administrative official in the Uttar Pradesh government.

As per the complaint the accused passed sexually charged remarks at her in the past, and her family knew, because of which she took care not to venture out of her house alone. At the time of the incident too, she was accompanied by two acquaintances.

The incident took place around 4.40 am. Police said the accused had been waiting, along with three younger men.

According to the woman, she drifted a little ahead of her friends, and that is when the accused accosted her and attempted to abduct her. But his attempt was foiled as her friends immediately came to her rescue.

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