New Delhi, Jan 06: The security lapse as a result of which Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s convoy was stuck in Punjab for 20 minutes has become a major issue and brings about questions of the handling of law and order in the state.
While the state of Punjab chose to play down the incident, the fact is that there was a major security lapse and the rules laid down in the Blue Book were not followed. Chapter XXVI of the Security arrangements for very important personages/protected persons lays down specific tasks that the police force of a state has to carry out.
New Delhi, Jan 06: A major security lapse was reported from Punjab on Wednesday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi got held up for nearly 20 minutes due to an ongoing protest while he was on his way to Ferozepur.
While the Punjab government has claimed that there has been no lapse, the fact is that the local police is in charge of the route that any VIP takes. The immediate security detail of the PM is handled by the Special Protection Group (SPG). However which ever part of the country the PM moves by road, the security detail is handled by the local police. In this case it is the Punjab Police.