New Delhi: There will be a high level inquiry into the security lapse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Punjab’s Ferozepur. The Supreme Court has said to constitute a high-level committee under the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court judge to investigate security lapses. The Supreme Court constituted an inquiry committee in today’s hearing. The Supreme Court said that the IG of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Additional DG of the Punjab unit of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) will also be included in the committee.
During the hearing of the case, Chief Justice NV Raman said that we got the documents related to the security of the Prime Minister at 10 am today. During the hearing, it has been said on behalf of the central government that the Channi government was already aware of the road travel of PM Modi. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is giving details of the functioning of the SPG in this matter. He is elaborating on various provisions of the law on how security is maintained in coordination with the state police chief.
He said that there is no doubt that there has been a mistake in following this entire process. There can be no dispute on this. The fact that there has been security lapse and negligence cannot be denied. It is clear in the ‘Blue Book’ that the security arrangements are made by the local police under the supervision of the Director General of State Police.
In this case, Punjab government’s lawyer DS Patwalia said, ‘7 show cause notices were issued to our officers. He didn’t get a chance to speak. When there is a stay on the inquiry of the committee, then what is the justification for issuing show cause notice? The senior advocate of the Punjab government said that they do not have faith in the committee of the Center, so the court should constitute the committee on its behalf.
first published:Jan. 10, 2022, 12:40 p.m.