The Home Ministry had called for an immediate report in this matter from the Punjab government and fixed the responsibility and directed to take strict action against the culprits.
The Punjab government on Thursday constituted a two-member high-level probe into the serious lapse in the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The committee will submit its report in three days. On the other hand, accepting the petition filed in this case, the Supreme Court has decided to hear on Friday.
A Punjab government spokesperson said that retired Justice Mahtab Singh Gill and Principal Secretary, Home and Law Affairs Anurag Verma would conduct a thorough inquiry as to how such a huge lapse in the security of the Prime Minister took place. While going to Hussainiwala, there was a political uproar over the incident of PM Modi's convoy getting stuck among the protesters. The BJP accused the Congress of conspiring to put PM Modi's life at risk.
The Home Ministry had called for an immediate report from the Punjab government in this matter and fixed the responsibility and directed to take strict action against the culprits. However, Chief Minister Charanjit Channi has denied any lapse in security arrangements or any political motive behind it. The government is ready for any investigation, he said.
At the same time, senior advocate Maninder Singh has given a petition in the Supreme Court and called the matter serious and has demanded an urgent hearing. Taking cognizance of his petition, CJI NV Raman directed to give a copy of it to the state government. The CJI said, on Friday, we will first hear this matter. The petition sought a direction to the state government to find out the reason for the lapse and ensure that it does not happen in future.
President Kovind also expressed concern
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed concern over the lapse in the security of the PM. Modi met Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday and informed about the whole matter. Later Modi tweeted, "Meet the President today. I am grateful to him for expressing his concern for me and his well wishes for always motivating me to do better. Earlier, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also spoke to Modi and expressed concern over the incident.
BJP will in the country to the longevity of PM Mahamrityunjaya chant after Punjab BJP event will chant Mahamrityunjaya spells in the country for the longevity of the Prime Minister. In Delhi, party general secretaries Arun Singh, Dushyant Gautam and Baijyant Panda offer prayers for Modi at CP's Hanuman temple. Special prayer and aarti will be done for Modi at Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will also conduct Maha Mrityunjay Jaap at the cave temple. Apart from this, prayers and chanting will also be done in Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar temple.
Despite the alert and apprehension, the lapse occurred, Punjab's Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Law and Order) had issued an alert with written guidelines regarding security, saying that the performance of the farmers should be monitored and they should be kept at the meeting place and at any cost. Do not allow access to the route. The ADGP had directed the SSP of Ferozepur to personally inspect the spot. In view of the farmers' movement, the PM's route had asked to make heavy police arrangements at different places. Despite this, the PM's convoy was stuck on the road for about 20 minutes.
May fall on DGP and chief secretary of the ax, according to sources in the home ministry, victims of the default security of PM may fall Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) and Chief Secretary. On receiving the report from the Punjab government, the ministry can take action.
Take action on the responsible Channi: Sonia
Congress President Sonia Gandhi spoke to Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and said that the Prime Minister belongs to the whole country. Full care should be taken for their safety. Take action against those responsible.
Had force been used, there would have been an incident like Bargadi, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that if force had been used on the farmers who came to protest on the road in front of PM's convoy in Ferozepur, then another incident like Bargadi would have happened in the state. Then there is no difference between Badal and our government.
The Prime Minister is defaming Punjabiyat and the BJP is defaming Punjab and Punjabiyat. They are playing with the image of the state. Pawan Kheda, Spokesperson, Congress Deve Gowda said that the unfortunate former PM HD Deve Gowda called the security lapse unfortunate. Said, there should be no compromise on the security of the person holding the top post of the country. He also advised to take lessons from the past.