Friday, January 31, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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PMís security breached again
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 30
Less than 48 hours after a car was apprehended for breaking into the Prime Ministerís cavalcade, a motorcyclist strayed into the high-security circuit here today.

The motorcyclist barged into the PMís cavalcade this morning near India Gate causing an alarm to the security guards. The incident occurred when the Prime Minister was returning after having paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

The motorcyclist, identified as A. Tyagi, was apprehended and whisked to the Nizamuddin police station. On interrogation, Tyagi claimed that a policeman on security duty had allowed him to go after the motorcade of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, also returning from Rajghat, had passed by.

He maintained that he was unaware of barging into the Prime Ministerís cavalcade. Tyagi, a resident of Ghaziabad, is working as a manager with the Hero Honda group and was on his way to his office at Vasant Vihar in South West Delhi.

This is the second such incident when the Prime Ministerís security has been breached. On Tuesday night, a Maruti car tried to overtake the Prime Ministerís convoy at the Rao Tula Marg in South West Delhi during which the elite Special Protection Group commandos fired six rounds at the vehicle. Two businessmen of Gurgaon were arrested.

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