New Delhi, Jan 7: Punjab Director General of Police Siddharth Chattopadhyaya and nearly a dozen top state police officials have been summoned on Friday in the day-one visit of a three-member committee, constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), to probe security lapse in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security during his visit to the state, said sources.
The MHA team started detailed questioning with these police officers after visiting the spot where PM Modi’s convoy was stuck for nearly 20 minutes and the place where he was going to attend an event.
The three-member committee led by Sudhir Kumar Saxena, Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat and comprising of Balbir Singh, Joint Director, IB and S. Suresh, IG, SPG enquired about many unanswered questions with these Punjab Police officers.
Among the officers were Ferozepur’s Director General of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police who had key responsibility for the clearance of PM Modi’s route.
Punjab’s Additional Director General and Patiala inspector General were also among other over a dozen top officers of Punjab Police whom the MHA committee summoned to fix the responsibility of those guilty as it was the key responsibility of the State police to assist Special Protection Group in managing a hurdle free route for PM Modi’s convoy.