Punjab govt submits report on PM's 'security breach' to Centre

FIR lodged in the incident, two-member panel to investigate lapses, informs Chief Secretary Anirudh Tewari

Punjab govt submits report on PM's 'security breach' to Centre

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Chandigarh, January 7

The Punjab government has submitted a report to the Centre saying an FIR had been filed in the matter and a two-member panel set up.

Chief Secretary Anirudh Tewari has submitted a report to the Centre regarding the security breach that stalled PM Narendra Modi's visit informing that an FIR had been lodged in the incident and the state government had formed a two-member panel to investigate the lapses.

Tewari is learnt to have shared details pertaining to the sequence of events that unfolded on Wednesday, official sources said.

The Punjab government had on Thursday announced the two-member panel to investigate the lapses. The panel has been asked to submit its report in three days.

In a major security lapse, the prime minister's convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur on Wednesday after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.

The Union Home Ministry had directed the state government to file an immediate report, saying it did not ensure the required deployment, while Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said that such dereliction of the security procedure during the prime minister's visit was totally unacceptable and accountability would be fixed.

The incident triggered a major political row with the BJP alleging that the ruling Congress in Punjab "tried to physically harm" the prime minister, while other parties also targeted the state government over the law and order issue. PTI

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