4 individuals have been arrested for allegedly posting an internet commercial itemizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi workplace for ‘sale’, police mentioned on Friday. The accused had taken an image of the “Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations workplace)” of Modi, who represents Varanasi within the Lok Sabha, and put it “up on the market” on OLX web site, they mentioned.
The workplace is positioned within the Jawahar Nagar locality of the town, and it falls underneath the Bhelupur police station limits, Varanasi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amit Pathak mentioned.
“Yesterday, it got here to our discover that the prime minister’s workplace right here has been put up on sale on OLX web site. An FIR was instantly lodged on the Bhelupur police station, and the matter is being investigated,” Pathak mentioned.
“4 individuals concerned within the case have been taken in custody,” the SSP mentioned, including that the one that took the image and put it on the web site is amongst them.
The accused are being questioned, and additional authorized proceedings are being carried out, he mentioned.
Prime Minister Modi, a four-time chief minister of Gujarat, was first elected to the Lok Sabha from Varanasi in 2014 after which re-elected from the constituency in 2019.