PM Security Breach: “Lapses By Cop” – Supreme Court Cites Panel Report


PM Security Breach: 'Lapses By Cop' - Supreme Court Cites Panel Report

PM Modi Security Breach: The committee has suggested some remedial measures

New Delhi:

A committee probing the security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi found lapses in the conduct of the Punjab police during his visit to the state in January, the top court said today.

The Supreme Court said that the five-member committee, headed by Justice Indu Malhotra, has indicted the Senior Superintendent of Police Ferozepur for failing to take requisite action.

“The Ferozepur SSP failed to discharge his duty to maintain law and order. He failed to do this even though sufficient force was available and even though he was informed two hours before that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will enter that route,” the Supreme Court said while reading from the report. 

A bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramanna said that the five-member committee has suggested remedial measures to strengthen the Prime Minister’s security.

“We will send the report to the centre so that necessary steps can be taken,” the court said.

PM Modi, who was on his way to Ferozepur for an election rally on January 5, was stopped for 20 minutes on a flyover about 30 km from Hussainiwala. His convoy was blocked by protesting farmers.

According to officials associated with the probe, the statements of all witnesses – Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel, Punjab Police personnel and also bystanders were recorded.

Sources say the committee had also examined videos showing PM Modi sitting in the car and those of the protesters blocking the road ahead.


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