Centre and State forms separate panels to probe PM’s security lapse in Punjab

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  • The Centre and the Punjab government formed two separate committees to probe the security lapses that led to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy being stranded for about 20 minutes on a flyover in Ferozepur on 05th January 2022.
  • The Union Home Ministry said a three ­member committee of Sudhir Kumar Saxena, Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat; Balbir Singh, Joint Director, Intelligence Bureau; and S. Suresh, Inspector ­General, Special Protection Group, will probe the serious lapses “which led to the exposure of the VVIP to grave security risk”.
  • Charanjit Singh Channi led Punjab government has also set up a committee comprising Justice Mehtab Singh Gill (retd.) and Anurag Verma, Principal Secretary, Home Affairs, which would “carry out a thorough probe into the lapses that occurred during Prime Minister’s visit to Ferozepur”. The committee will submit its report within three days.
  • A three­ Judge Bench of Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana is also hearing the matter urgently today.

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