Amit Shah’s Security Breach: Maharashtra Man Roams Around Home Minister for Hours While Pretending to Be Andhra MP’s PA


A 32-year-old man from Maharashtra’s Dhule was observed hanging around Union home minister Amit Shah and other prominent politicians for hours at Sagar house. He claimed to be the personal assistant (PA) of an MP from Andhra Pradesh. The official mansion of Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, is located in Malabar Hill and is known as “Sagar.”

Hemant Pawar, the man, has been charged under Section 170 of the IPC (whoever pretends to hold any particular office as a public servant, knowing that he does not hold such office or falsely personifies any other person holding such office). Additionally, the Girgaum court saw him and remanded him to five days in police prison.

Shah travelled to Mumbai for two days before the event happened on Monday. In addition to engaging with BJP leaders, the Union home minister also visited Lalbaugcha Raja. According to a Times of India report that cited its sources, a top Mantralaya officer saw Pawar mixing with the lawmakers at the event but did not recognise him. Pawar claimed to be the personal assistant of an Andhra MP when asked to identify himself.

According to a police officer, “Pawar was wearing a ribbon of the ministry of home affairs (MHA), thus no one raised any doubts.” Unconvinced, Mantralaya personnel contacted the Malabar Hill police, who within three hours of the event tracked him and arrested Pawar. He claimed to have received the MHA ribbon formally during questioning. Police are confirming his assertions.

The security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was compromised earlier on January 5 in Punjab. After protesters in Ferozepur blocked a flyover, causing PM Modi’s convoy to be delayed, he returned from Punjab without going to any events, including rallies. For 15 to 20 minutes, the prime minister was stranded on the flyover.

The incident sparked a major conflict between the BJP and the Congress, with both sides playing the victim.