Mumbai: The Mumbai police arrested an Andhra Pradesh man who trespassed inside the security ring with a fake identity card during Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Mumbai.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah went to Mumbai last Monday on a 2-day visit. After Eknath Shinde took over as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Amit Shah visited Mumbai for the first time. At the event attended by Amit Shah, a man walked around wearing the identity card of the Union Home Ministry. He said he was overseeing security arrangements.
His movement raised suspicions among the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPS) and Central Home Affairs officials, who are responsible for Amitsha’s security. They told the Mumbai police about this.
Mumbai Police immediately interrogated the man. His name was revealed to be Hemant Pawar. His name was not included in the Security Committee of the Union Home Ministry. Subsequently, he was arrested by the Mumbai police and kept in custody for 5 days.
On investigation, it was revealed that he was the private secretary of an Andhra Pradesh MP. An investigation is underway as to why he attended programs attended by Amit Shah while wearing a Home Ministry identity card. He was also seen at the residences of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. This lapse in Amit Shah’s security came to light after his visit to Mumbai.
The Central Reserve Police Force is looking after the responsibility of providing security to Amit Shah. But the state police should make security arrangements at the places he visited. The Central Reserve Police Force will write to the Maharashtra Police to ensure full security procedures for the protection of VIPs, a senior officer said.