UP official suspended for posting 'objectionable' picture of Modi on WhatsApp

Panchayati Raj Department official Hifazat Ullah Khan was suspended after he posted an objectionable picture of Modi.

Published: 30th November 2016 03:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2016 03:14 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

BAREILLY: A panchayat official has been suspended and the manager of a college booked for allegedly posting objectionable pictures of Prime Minister Modi in separate WhatsApp groups here.   

Panchayati Raj Department official Hifazat Ullah Khan was suspended after he posted an objectionable picture of Modi on a WhatsApp group managed by the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), a senior official said today.    

Khan, who was posted at Bahedi panchayat, had been served a show-cause notice and his response was not satisfactory after which he was suspended, the official said.         

In a similar incident, a college manager, Hariom Singh, was booked for circulating an objectionable picture of Modi on WhatsApp.      

A case has been registered against Singh based on a complaint filed by BJP's district president Ravindra Singh Rathore at Faridpur kotwali police station and investigation into the matter is on, a police officer said.

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