BJP leader lands in trouble as picture holding an AK-47 rifle goes viral

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A leader of Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit landed in trouble after a photograph depicting him with an AK-47 Rifle went viral on social media, following which the party distanced itself from him.

“He is not an active member of the party,” state BJP unit president Sat Sharma said.

Ashish Sareen yesterday shared a photograph on his facebook account posing with an AK-47 rifle, which drew brickbats from netizens, while some demanded strong action against him.

The photo was later deleted from his account.

In his defence, Mr. Sareen said the two-month old picture was taken at a house in Srinagar and that the rifle in question belonged to a personal security officer (PSO) of his colleague.

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