Resort facilities

Man claiming to be from Prime Minister Modi’s office seeks tourist facilities in booked Karnataka

Karnataka Police have booked an unidentified man who allegedly sought tourist arrangements in the Chamarajanagar district of the state by claiming to be a retired Indian Administrative Service Gujarat (IAS) officer working in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO ).

Chamarajnagar (DC) Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal filed a complaint with the police after receiving a call on June 27 from a man who identified himself as “Rao” from the PMO and requested travel arrangements for his family to the sights of the district.

The DC said in its written complaint to police that it received a call and WhatsApp messages from a person who declined to provide further details of his identity citing secrecy.

The person asked for arrangements to stay at a resort in the Biligiri Rangana Hills forest region, a jungle safari, arrangements to visit a temple, and the sighting of a rare flowering tree in the region during a visit to the hills on July 2, according to the complaint. The caller also allegedly told the DC that he was a senior officer in the National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) in Delhi.

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