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4 arrested after PM Modi's Varanasi office is listed on OLX for sale

The accused had taken a picture of the "Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations office)" of Modi in Varanasi

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Narendra Modi | OLX | Varanasi

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi (UP) 

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File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Four people have been arrested for allegedly posting an online advertisement listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office for "sale", police said on Friday.

The accused had taken a picture of the "Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations office)" of Modi, who represents in the Lok Sabha, and put it "up for sale" on website, they said.

The office is located in the Jawahar Nagar locality of the city, and it falls under the Bhelupur police station limits, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amit Pathak said.

"Yesterday, it came to our notice that the prime minister's office here has been put up on sale on website. An FIR was immediately lodged at the Bhelupur police station, and the matter is being investigated," Pathak said.

"Four people involved in the case have been taken in custody," the SSP said, adding that the person who took the picture and put it on the website is among them.

The accused are being questioned, and further legal proceedings are being carried out, he said.

Prime Minister Modi, a four-time chief minister of Gujarat, was first elected to the Lok Sabha from Varanasi in 2014 and then re-elected from the constituency in 2019.

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First Published: Fri, December 18 2020. 15:46 IST
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