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PM Security Breach: Probe Panel Holds Ferozepur SSP Responsible For Lapses

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said that the report will be forwarded to the government, so that action can be taken.

PM Modi, who was on his way to Ferozepur to attend an event at the martyrs’ memorial and address a rally, was stranded on a flyover for 20 minutes as some protesting farmers blocked the route. (Photo:PTI)

New Delhi: On Thursday, the Supreme Court heard testimony from a five-member committee led by retired Supreme Court Justice Indu Malhotra, which found that Ferozepur SSP had failed to uphold the law and order during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab.

CJI NV Ramana said, “Report says SSP Ferozpur failed to discharge his responsibilities to maintain law and order even though he was aware people had gathered.” It was informed that the PM would be taking that route but SSP Firozpur failed to act on that.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said that the report will be forwarded to the government, so that action can be taken.

The PM’s convoy was stranded on a flyover after protesters blocked it in Ferozepur, following which PM Modi had to return without attending the rally. The SC had then appointed a five-member committee to probe into the alleged security breach.

Meanwhile, on August 24, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann described the January 5 incident as “unfortunate”, when PM Modi was in Punjab’s Mohali to inaugurate a 300-bed Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. 

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