SC to hear security breach on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 6: The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to hear on Friday the security breach which occurred when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his way to Ferozepur in Punjab by road.

Senior advocate Maninder Singh placed the matter before Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, who agreed to hear the matter on Friday.

Maninder Singh urged the court to take up urgently a writ petition seeking a judicial probe into the security lapse which saw scores of protesters mass on a flyover blocking Modi’s motorcade when he was on his way to Hussainiwala from Bhatinda.

“What is it that you’re expecting from us,” the Chief Justice asked Maninder Singh.

“It has to be ensured that this is not repeated,” Maninder Singh said and sought a professional and effective investigation into the incident which occurred on Wednesday.

“The record has to be taken by the District Judge, and thereafter your Lordships may decide what steps are to be taken. Please consider passing an order today itself,” Maninder Singh pleaded.

Chief Justice Ramana wanted a copy to be served to the Punjab government and said the apex court would take up the matter on Friday.


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