Bengaluru: A man jumped over the security barricade and tried to run towards PM Narendra Modi during an election roadshow in Davanagere on Saturday in the second breach of security for the Prime Minister in Karnataka in less than three months.
However, police has again denied any security breach in this regard.
In the incident that has gone viral on social media and the man was also thrashed by the cops on camera. ADGP Law and Order Alok Kumar and a Special Protection Group (SPG) commando ran towards the man on seeing him trying to breach the barricade and intercepted him.
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Man being interrogated by police
The man is reportedly from Koppal district and is being questioned by the police.
Davanagere Superintendent of Police CB Rishyanth ruled out any security breach. “Nothing like that (security breach) happened. He was not even near the Prime Minister. He was caught well before that," Rishyanth said.
“There was no breach in security as such of Hon'ble PM at Davanagere today. It was an unsuccessful attempt. He was caught immediately by myself and SPG at a safe distance. Appropriate action is being taken in this regard,” Kumar tweeted.
A similar incident that took place in Hubballi district in January when a boy jumped on the road suddenly and managed to get within an arm's length of Modi. He was intercepted at the last minute and whisked away by the SPG.
The boy was carrying a garland and was apparently trying to felicitate the prime minister who was riding on the running board of an SUV and waving to cheering crowds.
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