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UP: Man booked for collecting money for Ram temple

A man, posing as president of a right-wing outfit, has been booked for forgery and under the Information Technology (IT) Act for allegedly collecting donations for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya through social media and door-to-door campaigns.

An FIR was registered at the Majhola police station in Moradabad district on Saturday, on a complaint lodged by BJP’s Moradabad district chief Rajpal Singh Chauhan.

Talking to reporters, Chauhan said, “As soon as I came to know a man who was collecting funds for the Ram Mandir by posing as the president of a new outfit, I immediately informed the police and lodged an FIR against him. We want to alert the public that they should not donate money to anybody without verification. We demanded immediate arrest of the accused and his aides and strict action against them.”

Station house officer (SHO) of the Majhola police station, Avadhesh Kumar, said, “We have registered an FIR against Premveer Singh under section 419 (cheating by personation) of the Indian Penal Code and 66D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of the IT Act.”

“We have also learnt from Premveer Singh’s social media posts and donors’ receipts that he belongs to the Vishwa Hindu Mahashakti Sangh. He will be arrested soon,” said the SHO.

(The story has been published via a syndicated feed with minor edits to conform to HinduPost style guide)

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