Punjab security lapse: Ferozepur SSP failed to discharge duty to protect PM Modi, finds SC committee

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will send the report of the five-member committee headed by former apex court judge Indu Malhotra to the Centre for appropriate action

PTIUpdated: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 11:55 AM IST
article-image
PM Modi was stuck on a flyover for nearly 20 minutes after the road was blocked by some protesters in January this year | File

New Delhi: A Supreme Court-appointed committee to probe the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab in January has found that the Ferozepur SSP failed to discharge his duty though sufficient force was available.

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will send the report of the five-member committee headed by former apex court judge Indu Malhotra to the Centre for appropriate action.

"The Ferozepur SSP failed to discharge his duty to maintain law and order. He failed to do this even though sufficient force was available and even though he was informed two hours before that PM will enter that route," the bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana and also comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli said while reading from the committee's report.

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.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Judiciary must regain its lost glory: Justice Madan Lokur

Judiciary must regain its lost glory: Justice Madan Lokur

Mumbai: Gangster Dawood Ibrahim's aide Riyaz Bhati arrested in extortion case; to be produced before...

Mumbai: Gangster Dawood Ibrahim's aide Riyaz Bhati arrested in extortion case; to be produced before...

Need to probe links of arrests with Al-Qaeda and IS: ATS to court

Need to probe links of arrests with Al-Qaeda and IS: ATS to court

Bombay HC refuses to entertain petition by Jain trusts seeking ban on non-veg food advertisements

Bombay HC refuses to entertain petition by Jain trusts seeking ban on non-veg food advertisements

Mumbai: Police won't execute warrant against Navneet Rana till Sep 30

Mumbai: Police won't execute warrant against Navneet Rana till Sep 30