Meerut, June 18: Police in Saharanpur has booked Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Kunwar Ammar Ahmad for falsely projecting himself as the director of UP Cooperative Agri-industrial Equipment Distribution Corporation. According to a Times of India report, this position is equivalent to that of a minister of State in Yogi Adityanath's UP government.

To make it look real, he even uploaded on his Facebook account a fake identity card and a phoney appointment letter, which he claimed was issued by UP principal secretary.

He organised a welcome programme for himself last week and arrived with a line-up of guards at the venue. However, not a single BJP leader attended the function. Ahmad has been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 170 (whoever pretends to hold any particular office as a public servant, knowing that he does not hold such office) and others relevant sections of the IPC. He has not been arrested till now.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 18, 2018 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website