An Uttar Pradesh panchayat official was suspended and a college manager was booked for allegedly sending objectionable pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in separate WhatsApp groups.
Suspended Panchayati Raj department official Hifazat Ullah Khan posted an objectionable picture of PM Modi on a WhatsApp group managed by the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), a senior official said today.
Khan, who was posted at Bahedi panchayat, was suspended after being served a show-cause notice to which his response was not found to be satisfactory, 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.
(With PTI inputs)