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Punjab Police Ignored Intelligence On PM Modi Safety Breach, Says House Ministry

A report has been demanded from intelligence companies over the safety lapse.

New Delhi:

Regardless of having intelligence inputs about protesters, Punjab Police didn’t comply with the ‘Blue E book’ and had not ready a contingency route for Prime Minister’s go to, stated a senior Ministry of House Affairs (MHA) official.

Particular Safety Group’s (SPG) Blue E book lays down safety tips for the safety of the Prime Minister.

“As per the Blue E book, the state police have to arrange contingency route for the protectee in case of any opposed scenario just like the one which occurred in Punjab throughout PM’s go to,” stated the MHA official.

He added that officers of the Intelligence Bureau have been in touch with Punjab Police and have alerted them concerning protesters motion and Punjab Cops assured them of full safety to the VIP.

Particular Safety Group (SPG) personnel stay in shut proximity to the PM whereas the remainder of the safety measures are taken care of by the state authorities. In case of any sudden developments, the state police replace SPG and the motion of VIP are modified accordingly, added the official.

In 2021, round 150 drone sightings have been recorded on the Punjab border from Pakistan and lots of such sightings remained uncounted. Most of the drones have been additionally loaded with tiffin bombs, hand grenades, pistols and money.

A group of MHA is in search of particulars of deployment, picket, rooftop deployment, barricades and different safety measures taken by Punjab Police throughout the Prime Minister’s go to.

“A report has been demanded from intelligence companies over the safety lapse,” he added.

On November 4, Punjab Police recovered an explosive-filled tiffin field hidden in an agricultural discipline close to the Indo-Pak border within the Ferozepur district.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to go to Ferozepur on Wednesday to put the inspiration stone of a number of growth tasks price greater than Rs 42,750 crore.

The House Ministry has taken cognizance of the “critical safety lapse” and has sought an in depth report from the Punjab authorities. The state authorities has additionally been requested to repair accountability for this lapse and take strict motion.

The House Ministry stated in a press release that PM Modi landed at Bathinda on Wednesday morning from the place he was to go to the Nationwide Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala by helicopter. As a result of rain and poor visibility, the Prime Minister waited for about 20 minutes for the climate to filter out.

The assertion stated that when the climate didn’t enhance, it was determined that he would go to the Nationwide Martyrs Memorial by way of street, which might take greater than two hours. The Prime Minister proceeded to journey by street after essential affirmation of essential safety preparations by the DGP Punjab Police.

Round 30 km away from the Nationwide Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala, when the Prime Minister’s convoy reached a flyover, it was discovered that the street was blocked by some protestors.

The Prime Minister was caught on a flyover for 15-20 minutes.

“This was a serious lapse within the safety of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s schedule and journey plan was communicated properly upfront to the Punjab Authorities. As per process, they must make essential preparations for logistics, safety in addition to maintain a contingency plan prepared,” the assertion stated.

“Additionally in view of the contingency plan, the Punjab Authorities has to deploy further safety to safe any motion by street, which have been clearly not deployed. After this safety lapse, it was determined to move again to Bathinda Airport,” it added.

It stated solely Punjab police knew the exact route of the PM and “by no means has such police behaviour been witnessed”.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by IHNS employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)



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