PM Modi Security Breach News: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi was stalled on a flyover for around 20 minutes on the road to Ferozpur due to a blockade by protesters. Notably, on Thursday, a bench, headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, asked the petitioner organisation, Lawyer’s Voice, to serve a copy of its plea to the standing counsel for the Punjab government. He also listed the PIL for a hearing on Friday, to discuss the matter in detail.
The unprecedented breach forced the PM to cancel his first rally in Punjab, where elections are approaching. The Ministry of Home Affairs has demanded a complete report on the incident from the state government. Punjab’s CM Charanjit Singh Channi has expressed regret over the incident but rejected allegations put by the centre.
On Friday, the Supreme Court of India will hear the PIL on the breach of PM Narendra Modi’s security during a visit to Punjab on Wednesday. The matter will be duly heard by the three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli.
The CJI’s directive came after senior advocate Maninder Singh put the matter before him. The plea also demanded the suspension of Punjab’s chief secretary and director general of police (DGP). “I am mentioning an urgent matter relating to a serious breach in security of the Prime Minister in Punjab a day ago," Singh said, which also comprised justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli. To this, the CJI asked Singh, “What is it that you are expecting from us?"
“He (PM) was visiting Ferozpur. It is extremely relevant to ensure it does not happen again and responsibility for this lapse should be fixed. A professional and effective investigation is needed into the bandobast (security arrangement). It would be appropriate under your monitoring for district judge of Bhatinda to take into custody the entire records of the movements and deployment of Punjab Police in connection with the visit and produce before this court," Singh told the bench. The senior counsel said, “After the records are submitted by the district judge, your lordships may decide what steps are to be taken." At this, the CJI asked Singh to serve a copy of his petition on the state government. “You serve it today and we will take up your matter tomorrow," justice Ramana said.