The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Wednesday in the matter of security lapses of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Punjab. The Supreme Court had reserved the verdict in the matter on January 10. The Supreme Court had said that there would be a high-level inquiry into the lapse in the security of the PM. The Supreme Court had said that the security lapses of the PM will be investigated by a retired Supreme Court judge.
The Supreme Court had stayed the investigation of both the Center and Punjab. On January 5, the Supreme Court had asked to constitute an independent committee, headed by a retired Supreme Court judge, to inquire into the security lapses of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Punjab’s Ferozepur. The court had on Monday reserved its order on this issue.
What did the central government say during the hearing?
The Supreme Court has proposed to include DGP Chandigarh, IG National Investigation Agency, Registrar General of Punjab and Haryana High Court and ADGP (Security) Punjab in the committee. During the hearing of this case, the Chief Justice said that we got the documents related to the security of the Prime Minister at 10 am today.
During the hearing, it was said on behalf of the central government that the Channi government was already aware of the road travel of PM Modi. In this case, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had given information about the SPG Act regarding the security of the Prime Minister, as well as shared the information given in the Blue Book regarding security. He said, ‘There is no doubt that there has been a mistake in following this entire process. There can be no dispute on this. The fact that there has been a security lapse and negligence cannot be denied. It is clear in the ‘Blue Book’ that the security arrangements are made by the local police under the supervision of the Director-General of Police.
Let me tell you, on January 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy had to be stuck on the flyover for 15-20 minutes when he was going to Ferozepur and on the way, the protesters blocked his way. When the situation did not improve despite waiting for 15-20 minutes, PM Modi’s convoy had to return.