- There was a lapse in PM’s security on January 5
- The Supreme Court stayed the committee of the Central and Punjab Government
- Both had formed separate committees for investigation.
PM Modi Security Breach Case: The Supreme Court has announced the formation of a committee to investigate how there was a lapse in the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A five-member committee will investigate the security lapse in Punjab. It will be headed by retired Justice Indu Malhotra. Along with this, the Supreme Court has also put a stay on all the existing investigation committees.
Let us tell you that both the Punjab Government and the Ministry of Home Affairs had formed their own committees to investigate the matter, both had said that they did not trust each other’s investigation.
Who is included in the inquiry committee?
This committee will include Justice (Retd) Indu Malhotra, DG (or nominee) NIA, DG Chandigarh and ADGP (Security) of Punjab. The court said in its decision that the Registrar General of the High Court should be handed over all the records related to the case to Indu Malhotra, the chairperson of the committee. The Registrar General of the High Court is also included in this committee. The committee has been asked to prepare a report on this matter at the earliest.
The Supreme Court has not yet fixed the time limit in its order. The court has said that the committee will give its report at the earliest. The committee will study what was the root cause of the security lapse. What other measures can be taken to make security more impenetrable?
Earlier, Punjab and the central government had come face to face on the matter of investigation. In the committee formed by Punjab, there were retired judges of Punjab-Haryana High Court and Home Secretary of Punjab. At the same time, there were officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the committee of the Center. Both alleged that there are allegations of bias in the investigation.
Let us tell you that during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Punjab on January 5, a case of security lapse came to the fore. During this, the PM’s convoy was stuck on the highway for 20 minutes because the protesters were farmers in front. Aaj Tak has also conducted a sting operation, in which Punjab Police officials admitted that they had not received orders to remove the protesting farmers.
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