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Amit Shah's security breached in Mumbai; accused arrested, sent to custody

The security breach for Home Minister in Maharashtra was witnessed during his first visit as the police verified later that the accused name was not mentioned in Shah's list of security

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis visits Lalbaug cha Raja, the prominent Ganesh mandal, in Mumbai
Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis visits Lalbaug cha Raja, the prominent Ganesh mandal, in Mumbai (Photo: PTI)

A breach in the security of Home Minister during his recent visit to has come to light. According to a report by NDTV, a man pretending to be an official of the home ministry hovered around . Later, the person was arrested.

The man arrested by the police has been identified as Hemant Pawar and he allegedly pretended to be an aide of an Andhra Pradesh MP. It is being alleged that this person roamed around the home minister for hours wearing a home ministry ID-card.

Later, a home ministry official got suspicious and informed the Police. Pawar was then arrested and questioned. He has been sent to police custody for five days.

The security breach for Home Minister in was witnessed during his first visit as the police verified later that the accused name was not mentioned in Shah's list of security.

According to the police, the accused was also seen outside the residences of Chief Minister and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis by impersonating himself as a member of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as he also carried its ribbon tag.

Shah visited on Monday for the first time after became Chief Minister on July 30 following a split in the Maha Vikas Aghadi.


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First Published: Thu, September 08 2022. 10:25 IST

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