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High-level committee formed by Punjab govt to probe lapses during PM’s visit

The Punjab government has constituted a high-level committee to do a thorough probe into the lapses during Prime Minister’s visit to Ferozepur on Wednesday.

An official spokesperson said the committee would comprise Justice Mehtab Singh Gill (retd) and Principal Secretary, Home Affairs and Justice, Anurag Verma.

The committee would submit its report in three days, the spokesperson said.

In a “major security lapse”, the prime minister’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur on Wednesday after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.

The Union Home Ministry directed the state government to file an immediate report, saying it did not ensure the required deployment, while Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that such dereliction of the security procedure during the prime minister’s visit is totally unacceptable and accountability would be fixed.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, however, denied there was any security lapse or political motive behind it and said his government was ready for an inquiry.

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