Gujarat man Kiran Patel arrested for posing as ‘top PMO official’ in Srinagar
A man posing as a top official from Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Srinagar on Thursday, March 16. The man has been identified as Kiran Patel, a resident of Gujarat, who was staying at 5-star hotel Lalit in Srinagar, posing as Additional Director (Strategy and Campaign) in the PMO.
Kiran J Patel has a verified Twitter handle and has over a thousand followers. Impersonated as an additional director for strategy and campaigns in the Prime Minister’s Office, Patel had travelled to several tourist places in Kashmir, including Gulmarg, claiming that the government had tasked him to look for improvement in hotel facilities in the area. What’s more: The man from Gujarat had even got Z-plus security cover, a bulletproof SUV and official accommodation at a five-star hotel in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the administration for a ride.
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