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PM’s security breach: trio granted bail
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 28
Curtains fell on the high drama that occurred at 7, Race Course Road, late last night with the three youngsters who scripted it being granted bail.
While investigations will continue, the youngsters, Yogita, Imran and Veena, were granted bail after furnishing personal bonds of Rs 25,000 and a surety for the same amount each.

“Investigations will continue and will be carried out by the Delhi Police, but for now the three have been released on bail,” the DCP, Mr Anand Mohan, told The Tribune.

The youngsters, whose almost daring feat of forging their way into the high-security zone at the Prime Minister’s residence caught the SPG men unawares, were arrested last evening and charged with impersonation and criminal trespass.

The incident that left the nation shocked and the security agencies shame-faced, is being seen as a serious “breach of security”.

The trio had last night managed to gain entry past the SPG manned gates at 7, Race Course Road.

Yogita, who was driving the car, told the security personnel that her name was Shruti and that was is the Prime Minister’s niece. Later they confessed to have driven in for fun.

The three, who managed to break the security cordon, were first noticed by the media crews waiting outside the PM’s residence, where a Cabinet meeting on security was being held.

Incidentally, the car carrying the trio was first let off by the SPG men after they were stopped from going in any further. The car was later intercepted and the youngsters taken into custody.

Embarrassed SPG officials tried to downplay the incident and the PMO also refused to see the incident as a “breach of security”.

Meanwhile, the Sahara Airlines, where the girls were employed, has issued a statement claiming that the services of the two have been terminated.

The police are also awaiting the reports of their blood samples, which were sent to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for further analysis, after the breath-analyser tests showed they were sober and not drunk.




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