Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security — the highest in the country — was breached today by a boy. Who suddenly jumped into the road and managed to come within an arm’s length of him during his roadshow in Hubli, Karnataka. At the last minute he was arrested and driven away by the Prime Minister’s Special Protection Group or SPG.
The boy was carrying a garland and was trying to congratulate the Prime Minister. Who rode on the running board of an SUV and waved to the cheering crowd. The Prime Minister was seen accepting the garland and handing it over to a security official as SPG members immediately blocked him.
It is not yet known how the 11-year-old boy managed to get so close to the Prime Minister in an area that is expected to be fully sanitized. While hundreds of chanting supporters lined the streets from the airport, they remained behind barricades.
The Prime Minister, who is expected to inaugurate the 29th National Youth Festival this evening. Was conducting a road show from the airport to the Railway Sports Ground, where the event will be held.
The Prime Minister has five tiers of security, the outermost of which is the responsibility of the state police.
Local police insisted it was not a security breach. “We cannot call it a security breach because we checked everyone standing on both sides of the road.
More than 3,000 policemen were deployed as part of the security measures and the entire road was barricaded, he said. “But suddenly this child jumped up and unexpectedly ran towards the Prime Minister. This was even after we had thoroughly briefed every participant of the program on the dos and don’ts,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached during his visit to Punjab last year. The Prime Minister’s cavalcade halted for 20 minutes in full view of television cameras. At the flyover due to a blockade by protesting farmers en route to Ferozepur for an election rally on January 5.
A committee probing the security breach found lapses on the part of the Punjab Police, the Supreme Court said. A five-member committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Indu Malhotra later. Suggested remedial measures to strengthen the prime minister’s security.
The apex court, which constituted the committee to determine whether there was any criminal conspiracy in the security breach, said the report would be sent to the Center “so that necessary action can be taken”.