punjab: MHA, Punjab to separately probe PM Modi visit security lapse | India News

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NEW/CHANDIGARH: The Union home ministry on Thursday constituted a three-member committee headed by the secretary (security) of the cabinet secretariat to probe the “serious lapses” that left PM Narendra Modi stranded on a flyover in Punjab’s Ferozepur for close to 20 minutes on Wednesday and “exposed him to grave security risk”.

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The Congress government in Punjab instituted a separate inquiry headed by a former acting chief justice of the high court into the alleged breach of security protocol, leading to PM Modi skipping his scheduled BJP rally there.
The Supreme Court also took note of the gravity of the alleged breach and agreed to hear on Friday a PIL seeking a fair probe into the incident to fix accountability of the state government, top bureaucracy and police.
The committee led by cabinet secretariat official Sudhir Kumar Saxena includes Intelligence Bureau joint director…

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