Four arrested for listing PM Modi's Varanasi office on OLX for 'sale'

The accused had taken a picture of the "Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations office)" of PM Modi and put it "up for sale" on the OLX website
Four arrested for listing PM Modi's Varanasi office on OLX for 'sale'

New Delhi: Four people have been arrested for allegedly listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi office for 'sale' on the OLX website.

According to police "The accused had taken a picture of Modi's "Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations office)" who represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha and put it "up for sale" on the OLX website for Rs 7.5 crore."

Amit Pathak, Varanasi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said that Modi's Parliamentary office is situated in the Jawahar Nagar, locality of the city which comes under the Bhelupur police station.

He further said, "We received information that someone has taken a picture of the Prime Minister's office and uploaded it on the OLX website. Following that, an FIR was filed and an investigation on the matter has been started. The police already detained the person who did this."

The OLX advertisement had listed the Parliamentary office of the Prime Minister as a villa with four rooms and four bathrooms with a carpet area of 6,500 sqft. The advertisement reportedly showed the location of the office in Krishna Dev Nagar, however, it is located in Jawahar Nagar Extension.

However, the police have now removed the ad and also nabbed four people involved in putting up the post on OLX.

The seller in the OLX ad has been identified as Lakshmikant Ojha.

Investigation in the matter is on. Further information is awaited.

PM Modi first won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi defeating Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal by a margin of 3.37 lakh votes. In the same year, he became the Prime Minister of the country for the first time. He again won from here in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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