Man Posing As Modi’s Brother Nabbed

A person claiming to be Prime Minister Modi’s brother peddling influence in central government offices has been arrested by the Hyderabad police.

Hyderabad: A man claiming to be a secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother was arrested by Hyderabad Police after he sought certain favours from Central officials.

According to reports, he was arrested from Abids area on Wednesday evening. The accused, Venkat Prasad, is said to be running an advertising agency. According to police, Venkat who met the brother of Prime Minister Modi took advantage of the interaction. PM’s brother Prahlad Modi visited the city a few months ago.

As he was received by the PM’s brother warmly, Venkat started claiming himself as Prahlad Modi and made calls to few senior bureaucrats in Delhi seeking favours, the report claimed.

He put his name as the ‘secretary PMO Modi’ on the Truecaller app, hence, his name got displayed as ‘secretary PMO Modi’ whenever he called officers.

However, one of the officers smelt foul and informed the Hyderabad Police, who arrested him for cheating and extortion. The police are investigating.

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