MHA team reached Ferozepur; summoned Punjab police top brass to probe PM security breach
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Today morning a three member team constituted by union ministry of home affairs to probe the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ferozepur visit on January 5.
The three-member committee led by Sudhir Kumar Saxena, Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat and comprising of Balbir Singh, Joint Director, IB and S. Suresh, IG, SPG is going to probe the security breach incident. The committee is advised to submit the report at the earliest.
After the team constituted by MHA, they summoned DGP Punjab police S Chattopadhyaya and 13 other senior officials to reach Ferozepur on January 7,2022 when the MHA team is going to inspect the scene.
As per avaialble information, besides DGP Punjab S. Chattopadhyaya, the officials summoned are additional director general of police (ADGP) G Nageshwar Rao (ADGP/Cyber crime ), ADGP Jitendra Jain (ADGP/Powercom Patiala), inspector general of police (IGP), Patiala, Mukhwinder Singh Chinna, Ferozepur deputy inspector general Inderbir Singh, Faridkot DIG Surjeet Singh, Ferozepur deputy commissioner Davinder Singh, Ferozepur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harmandeep Hans, Moga SSP Charanjit Singh Sohal, Kotkapura duty magistrate Varinder Singh, Ludhiana joint commissioner Ankur Mahendru, Bathinda deputy commissioner ASP Sandhu, Bathinda SSP Ajay Maluja and the Ferozepur VVIP control room in-charge.
The communiqué sent by Punjab chief secretary Anirudh Tewari said, “You are requested to meet the committee on January 7 at 10am onwards at BSF Campus, Ferozepur, along with the relevant orders/documents/records with reference to the above subject.”
MHA team reached Ferozepur; summoned Punjab police team to probe PM security breach. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy was stranded on January 5, 2022 (Wednesday) for 20 minutes on a flyover due to a blockade by farm protesters in Ferozepur. He returned back from that point without attending any event, laying foundation stone including a BJP rally. Now, the BJP led Centre government blamed the Congress government in Punjab for the security breach.