Patna, Feb 21 (PTI) A senior government official was arrested here today for allegedly molesting a minor girl from Sikkim at an institute, mentored by him, where under-privileged students are provided coaching for competitive examinations free of cost. Also Read - Pakistan PM Imran Khan To Take Vote of Confidence From The Assembly after Facing Defeat in Senate Elections

The accused, who is an IRS officer currently posted here as Joint Commissioner (Income Tax), was arrested after an FIR was lodged at the Digha police station. Also Read - Bihar Board Class 10 Students Vandalise Properties at Patna's Boring Road After Social Science Paper Is Cancelled

“The complainant has stated that she was molested by the officer inside her hostel room on the night of February 17. In a state of shock, she called up her father who arrived here from Sikkim and lodged a complaint at the police station. Subsequently, Gupta was arrested”, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Law and Order), Kotwali Patna, Shibli Nomani told PTI. Also Read - After Patna, Begusarai Emerges As District With Highest Per Capita Income in Bihar

He said the coaching institute run by the officer provides free boarding and tuition to meritorious students from economically deprived backgrounds for medical and engineering entrance examinations.

The girl was preparing for medical entrance tests.

Students from across the country are enrolled in the institute.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.