The Supreme Court has directed the Registrar General of Punjab and Haryana High Court to secure and preserve the travel records of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Punjab forthwith. The Court has also directed Punjab and police authorities, SPG, and other Central and State agencies to cooperate and provide necessary assistance to seal the entire record.
The Supreme Court was hearing today a petition seeking a thorough probe into the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on Wednesday.
The plea was filed by the NGO Lawyers Voice. It sought action against those responsible for the security lapse and appropriate directions to the Punjab government to prevent the recurrence of such an incident in the future.
In a major security lapse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy was left stranded on a flyover in Ferozepur on Wednesday for 15-20 minutes after some protesting farmers blocked the road forcing the PM to return from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event or rally.
The Supreme Court will continue hearing the case on Monday.