Mumbai: The police arrested two people from the venue of the rally at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the people on Thursday.
The police patrolling the MMRDA ground at BKC notice a man walking around suspiciously in the area, officials said on Saturday. The police personnel found a licensed revolver on the person and took him to the BKC police station for questioning in view of the ban on carrying weapons in the area as Mr Modi was to attend the event on January 19.
The 39-year-old man is a Bharatiya Janata Party worker and had come to hear the Prime Minister’s speech, according to sources.
The police have registered an FIR in the matter. A case has been registered against the man, a businessman who is a resident of Bhiwandi, under Section 37(1) of the Mumbai Police Act. 1951.
35-year-old NSG official arrested
Police also arrested a 35-year-old former National Security Guard (NSG) official for allegedly trying to enter the VVIP area where Mr Modi was to address the people.
The former NSG person was carrying a fake identity card that "showed" that he was still associated with the country's elite counter-terrorism unit, said the official.
The accused, who was wearing a ribbon that read "Delhi Police PM Security", was stopped by police personnel while allegedly trying to enter the VVIP area about one-and-a-half hours before the Mr Modi’s arrival at the venue, he said. The Prime Ministeris protected by the Special Protection Group. Police officials took him into custody, the official said.
The BKC police registered a case against the man for forgery and impersonation. "He has been remanded in police custody till January 24," said the official, adding that a probe is underway.
Narendra Modi in Mumbai
Earlier on January 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated, dedicated, and laid the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives in Mumbai. The PM inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 38,800 crore in Mumbai.
In an effort to strengthen health care infrastructure in Mumbai, Prime Minister inaugurated 20 Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Aapla Dawakhana. The novel initiative provides essential medical services like health checkups, medicines, investigations, and diagnostics completely free, to the people.
Addressing a gathering, PM Modi highlighted that this is the first instance when the world is showing faith in the resolve of India. The Prime Minister said that as Indians are eagerly awaiting a developed India, the same optimism for India can be seen in the world.
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