SC appoints 5-member panel to probe PM security breach

New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed a five-member panel to probe the alleged breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security during his recent visit to Punjab.

During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stranded ten kilometers from the Pakistan border when he was on his way to address a political rally in Ferozepur.

The top court announced the formation of the committee after staying all existing inquiries into the matter. It said Justice Indu Malhotra will probe the alleged lapses in PM Modi’s security.

“A registrar general of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will form the committee which will look into PM Modi’s security breach. The committee will also recommend further action to prevent similar incidents,” the SC bench said.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said the panel needs to submit the report at the earliest.

“The terms of reference will be the cause of the breach, what are the safeguards required for such safety of the Prime Minister. The committee to submit a report at the earliest,” he added.

On January 5, Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur after which he returned from Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.

The top court’s order has come on the plea of an organization, Lawyers Voice, seeking a thorough investigation into the breach in PM Modi’s security in Punjab to ensure there is no such incident in the future.

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