PM Modi's security lapse! Black balloons left in chopper flight route, Congress worker detained

Pankaj Prasad
PM Modi security lapse
PM Modi security lapse

Black balloons were released en route to the helicopter's flight, which the SPG sees as a major security lapse.

PM Narendra Modi Security Lapse: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Bhimavaram from Vijayawada International Airport on Monday, black balloons were released on the way of his helicopter flight, which the Special Protection Group (SPG) saw as a major security lapse. Used to be. Although the state police has denied any breach in security, a Congress worker has been detained in this regard. Three other Congress workers have been arrested for trying to enter the airport with black balloons.

Congress workers released black balloons filled with hydrogen

Around 800 policemen were deployed at the airport for the security of the Prime Minister. The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee had on Monday appealed to organize protests over several "breaks of promises", including granting special status to Andhra Pradesh, during the Prime Minister's visit to the state. The Prime Minister had come to Andhra Pradesh to unveil the statue of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju. Some Congress workers climbed an under-construction building in a village not far from the airport at Ganavaram and released black balloons filled with hydrogen.

balloons soar high in the sky

Congress shared a video in which black balloons are seen flying in the air as the Mi-17S helicopter from Ganvaram passes over the village. When two helicopters were passing by, the balloons had reached very high in the sky. However, it was not clear whether they had come close to the helicopters. The Prime Minister's visit was completed without incident, after which the SPG, which is responsible for the Prime Minister's security, heaved a sigh of relief.

SPG seeks clarification from Andhra Pradesh government

The SPG has taken the release of black balloons very seriously and has sought an explanation from the state government in this matter. The SPG has asked the state police what would have happened if there were drones along with balloons. There was no security lapse at the airport, Krishna district superintendent of police P Joshua told PTI. "Two Congress workers released balloons from an under-construction building in Surampalli village, four-and-a-half kilometers from the airport," he said. By the time he released the balloons, Prime Minister Modi's helicopter had taken off from the airport.

One person arrested for releasing balloons, search for another continues

However, the SP said that three Congress workers, including women's wing leader S Padmashree, were taken into custody as they tried to enter the airport with black balloons. The police burst the balloons. Joshua said, 'A case has been registered against him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. One of the two people who released black balloons at Surampally has been taken into custody, while the search for the other is on.