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PM’s security breach: Punjab govt forms high-level probe panel, to submit report within three days

PM’s security breach: Punjab govt forms high-level probe panel, to submit report within three days


Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi expressed regret after PM Modi had to cut short his visit to the state, but asserted that there was no security lapse.

The Punjab government on Thursday said it has constituted a high-level committee to investigate the lapses during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ferozpur on Wednesday which eventually led to the cancellation of his rally.

The committee, which has been asked to submit its report within three days, comprises Justice (Retd.) Mehtab Singh Gill, Principal Secretary (Home Affairs) and Justice Anurag Verma.

Modi, who landed in Bathinda and had to take the road route to Hussainiwala in Ferozepur because of inclement weather, was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes due to a blockade by some farmers, an incident the Union Home Ministry described as a “major lapse” in his security.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi expressed regret after PM Modi had to cut short his visit to the state, but asserted that there was no security lapse. The CM said the entire incident will be probed and denied any security lapse or situation of any attack.

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