PM ‘Security Lapse’ : Case In Supreme Court; Probes Ordered By Centre, Punjab Govt.
The Punjab police is also being blamed for not ensuring the smooth passage of the Prime Minister’s convoy, which got blocked and left the Prime Minister stuck on a flyover for over 15-20 minutes on his way to Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district.
Home Ministry, State Government Form Separate Probe Panels The Home Ministry and the state government of Punjab have formed their own committees to investigate the alleged ‘security lapse’. A three-member panel consisting of Sudhir Kumar Saxena, Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat as head, with Balbir Singh, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau, and S Suresh, Inspector-General of SPG has been formed by the Home Ministry. A two-member panel comprising of retired Justice Mehtab Gill and Principal Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs, Anurag Verma, formed by the Punjab government, will also probe the matter. Allegations And Refutations By BJP And Congress The BJP has released what it says are “memos” of the Punjab police in which the last-minute changes in the route due to being blocked by protestors and bad weather making the PM’s travel by helicopter unfeasible. Supposedly, the memos asked the cops to “make necessary diversion plans”.
Today’s Congress-made happening in Punjab is a trailer of how this party thinks and functions. Repeated rejections by the people have taken them to the path of insanity. The topmost echelons of the Congress owe an apology to the people of India for what they have done.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 5, 2022
Lapse in PM @NarendraModi ji's security in Punjab clear sign of desperation of the Congress & level of its animosity against an elected Prime Minister of India.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) January 7, 2022
It represents the lowest phase in Indian politics writes Rajya Sabha MP @Anil_Baluni ji
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The Congress, on the other hand, has said that the Prime Minister’s security is in the hands of the SPG (Special Protection Group) which handles all logistics and arrangements. It has said that the Prime Minister’s travel plan from Bathinda to Hussainiwala was not told to the state police in a breach of protocol.
It wasn't a security lapse but was preplanned by Congress & its govt in Punjab, as they hate PM Modi. This shows they can go to any extent to stop him. Political rivalry should not result in personal enmity: MoS MEA V Muraleedharan, on PM Modi's security breach in Punjab pic.twitter.com/fLKHrtX4uX— ANI (@ANI) January 6, 2022
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that he and his government ‘regret’ the incident but refused to take responsibility for it. He has been accused of not responding to SOS calls by the PM’s security detail, which he has refuted. Case In Supreme Court To Dismiss State Home Minister, DGP A PIL (Public Interest Litigation) been filed by Lawyers’ Voice, a legal collective based in Hauz Khas, Delhi. It being heard today in the Supreme Court. It says that the state’s home minister and its Director-General of Police (DGP) should be sacked for the ‘lapse’ which could have led to great harm, or death, to the Prime Minister. The petitioners have urged the court to monitor the probe into the lapse. Senior Advcate Maninder Singh said that a district magistrate accompanied by an NIA officer should gather evidence, including all documentation pertaining to the PM’s travel plans. He also said that the state government of Punjab cannot order a probe into the incident. "This is not an law and order issue and breach is visibly seen in public domain. This needs to be professionally investigated”, Singh said.
पंजाब कांग्रेस सरकार ने प्रधानमंत्री की सुरक्षा में 10 हजार सुरक्षाकर्मी तैनात किए थे। कांग्रेस सरकार ने प्रधानमंत्री की सुरक्षा को प्राथमिकता दी।— Congress (@INCIndia) January 7, 2022
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