SC to hear PM’s security breach matter on Friday

The security breach had happened on Wednesday when PM Modi was on his way to address a BJP rally

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A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached in Ferozepur in Punjab, the issue was raised before the Supreme Court on Thursday by senior advocate Maninder Singh.

Maninder Singh, a former Additional Solicitor General – mentioned a petition demanding a probe into the serious security breach in the Prime Minister’s security before a three-judge Bench led by CJI NV Ramana.

The Bench, which also included Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli, asked Singh to serve a copy of his petition to the Punjab government and said the matter would be taken up on Friday.

The security breach had happened on Wednesday when PM Modi was on his way to address a BJP rally and his cavalcade had to take a U-turn due to some protesters blocking his way.

He sought a direction to the Bathinda District Judge to take possession of all evidence relating to police and security arrangements for the Prime Minister’s visit that had to be cancelled.

Terming it an “unacceptable serious lapse” on the part of the Punjab government and the state police, Singh said it needed to be thoroughly investigated under the supervision of the top court.

As the Bench sought to know what did Singh expect from the court, he said it needed to be thoroughly probed.

He wondered how private persons were given access to the PM’s route and instigated to block his route.

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