Supreme Court resumes hearing a plea on the recent breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab.
On January, the Prime Minister’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 the planned events, including a rally.
A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli are taking up the plea filed by an organisation, Lawyers Voice.
The top court on Friday had directed the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to “secure and preserve” the records pertaining to arrangements made for the prime minister’s visit to Punjab when there was a “massive security breach”.
It had also said the inquiry committees set up separately by the state and central governments will hold their horses and not proceed with their respective inquiries till January 10 when the matter will be taken up again by the court. The bench, however, did not dictate it as part of the order, and had asked the counsels to convey its feelings to the authorities.