An Andhra official was arrested after a security lapse during Amit Shah Mumbai visit.
An imposter pretending to be a home ministry official held a close look at Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Mumbai, before being stopped.
It was reported today that Amit Shah had ended his two-day visit on Tuesday, but he left on Tuesday.
An MP from Andhra Pradesh’s private secretary, Hemant Pawar, is being arrested.
Wearing an ID card issued by the home ministry, he reportedly hovered around Shah for hours.
He allegedly posed as an officer overseeing security arrangements for the government, the police said.
Devendra Fadnavis and Eknath Shinde attended two events that Amit Shah attended, and also met Amit Shah.
An official at the home ministry became suspicious and contacted the Mumbai Police, who questioned Pawar.
Additionally, the police discovered that his name did not appear on the security team for the Home Minister.
A search warrant was issued for Pawar. A five-day arrest warrant has been issued for him.
On July 30, Shiv Sena member Eknath Shinde became governor of Maharashtra following a split from the party. This was Mr Shah’s first visit to Mumbai since his appointment as chief minister.
Shah was on a two-day visit to the city, which ended on Wednesday.
Police said that he was posing as an officer and was overseeing security arrangements. He had been around the minister for about four hours and was carrying a Home ministry identity card.
The accused attended the two events of Amit Shah and was also seen outside the residences of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, which the Home minister had visited.
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