A major security breach happened during Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent visit to Mumbai. Mumbai Police have arrested Hemant Pawar, a resident of Dhule in Maharashtra for posing as the personal assistant of an MP from Andhra Pradesh.
Police said that the accused roamed around Shah for hours and when he became suspicious an official of the ministry informed the Mumbai Police.
Police said Hemant Pawar was arrested under Sections 170 (personating a public servant) and 171 (wearing grab or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent) of the IPC.
“Pawar was wearing a ribbon of the ministry of home affairs (MHA) so no one raised any doubts,” a police officer was quoted. Not convinced, Mantralaya officers approached Malabar Hill police, who traced Pawar within three hours after the function and arrested him. During questioning, he said he had officially gotten the MHA ribbon. Police are verifying his claims.
Pawar was arrested. He has been sent to police custody for five days. The identity card of the MP secretary has also been found from the accused. Further investigation is on in this matter.