Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua has instructed ABP Information that the state authorities would ship an action-taken report back to the Centre in 2-3 days over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety breach throughout his go to to the state on January 5 final 12 months.
Janjua mentioned motion could be taken towards all of the eight law enforcement officials indicted within the probe report submitted by a panel headed by retired Supreme Court docket choose Indu Malhotra. He mentioned the officers could be known as and given an opportunity to current their case.
The event comes days after a letter was despatched by the Ministry of House Affairs (MHA) to the Punjab authorities searching for an in depth motion taken report towards the erring officers, ANI reported.
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Within the letter, Union House Secretary Ajay Bhalla highlighted the delay by the Punjab authorities in appearing towards the erring officers.
The report of the Supreme Court docket-appointed inquiry committee indicted then state chief secretary Anirudh Tewari, police chief S Chattopadhyaya, and different high officers for lapses.
The report was submitted to the Supreme Court docket and the Union authorities on August 25 final 12 months. In September, the Centre forwarded it to the Aam Aadmi Occasion-led Punjab authorities, which is but to behave on it.
On January 5, 2022, Prime Minister Modi’s cavalcade was on its option to Hussainiwala in Ferozepur from Bathinda airport when it ran right into a blockade by protesters en route. The convoy was stranded on a flyover for 15-20 minutes — a significant breach of safety protocol.
A Congress authorities headed by Charanjit Singh Channi was in command of the state at the moment.
Quickly after the safety breach, the MHA fashioned a three-member committee and summoned greater than a dozen senior Punjab Police personnel, together with the DGP of Punjab Police, Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, the Punjab ADGP Punjab, IGP Patiala, and DIG for Ferozpur. They had been in command of the Prime Minister’s safety throughout his go to to Ferozepur.
The Centre is contemplating motion underneath the Particular Safety Group (SPG) Act towards the erring Punjab Cops, ANI reported. Part 14 of the SPG Act makes the state authorities chargeable for offering all help to the SPG through the PM’s motion.