New Delhi, January 06: Taking into cognisance the security breach matter, the Supreme Court will on Friday hear a petition seeking a thorough investigation into the alleged security lapses during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab.
A bench headed by CJI NV Ramana will hear the case on Friday. The top court will take up the plea, filed by the NGO Lawyers Voice, on Friday. The plea has sought action against those responsible for the alleged security lapse and appropriate directions to the Punjab government to prevent the recurrence of such an incident in the future.
He told the Supreme Court that a security breach of such magnitude cannot be allowed to happen again and the matter needs thorough investigation. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has asked the lawyer to serve a copy of the petition to the Punjab government.
“We will take it [petition] tomorrow as the first item,” the bench, also comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, said on Thursday when the issue was mentioned for urgent hearing today itself.
On Wednesday, PM Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur, after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.
The Union Home Ministry has also directed the Punjab government to file an immediate report, saying it did not ensure the required security deployment. Home Minister Amit Shah said such dereliction of the security procedure during the prime minister's visit is unacceptable and accountability will be fixed.