New Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind on Wednesday expressed concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security breach during his visit to Punjab. During a meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Prime Minister briefed the President on the security lapses during his visit to Punjab.
Meanwhile, the issue of the security breach by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Punjab has reached the Supreme Court. The petition was filed in the Supreme Court by Lawyers Voice. The petition will be considered on Friday. The apex court observed that the matter was very serious and asked the Punjab government to provide a copy of the petition to Chief Justice MV Ramana.
The Punjab government has formed a special committee to probe the security breach during the Prime Minister’s visit to Punjab. The inquiry will be chaired by a panel chaired by Justice MS Gill. The Punjab government has said that a panel comprising Justice MS Gill, Principal Secretary (Home Affairs), and Justice Anurag Verma will submit its report within three days.
The security breach of the Prime Minister has become a hot topic across the country. BJP leaders met the Punjab governor with a complaint against the state government. However, a press conference held by Punjab Chief Minister Channi after the return of the Prime Minister made it clear that there was no lapse on the part of the government. The state government has taken a quick decision to make the Prime Minister’s journey by road.
The incident that took place last day had shocked the entire country. The Prime Minister arrived in Bathinda yesterday to attend a rally in Ferozepur after paying homage at the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Hussainiwala, Punjab. However, due to inclement weather, helicopters were diverted to Hussainiwala. The state DGP had assured the SPG that arrangements would be made to reach Hussainiwala by road.
However, on the way to Hussainiwala, protesters blocked the Prime Minister’s convoy about 30 km away and chanted slogans. The protesters had reached about 10 meters away from the Prime Minister’s vehicle.