The Supreme Court of India said on Monday that it will appoint an inquiry panel to investigate the case of PM Modi’s security breach. According to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) the panel will be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge and will be comprised of the DGP of Chandigarh, IG of NIA, and the registrar general of the high court.
Furthermore, the CJI asked the Centre and Punjab government to stop the ongoing probes into the matter.
“Don’t show that we are not serious.”, the CJI NV Ramana said. He further said, “We are thinking of appointing a retired SC judge to head the inquiry committee. The committee, comprising DGP of Chandigarh, IG of NIA, the registrar general of the high court, and the additional DG of Punjab, can conduct the inquiry and file a report.”
However, the Centre blamed the Punjab Government and called it a conspiracy. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said: “The travel was planned. It was the responsibility of the state authorities to ensure that the route was scanned. It was not a spontaneous decision. The alternate convoy route was kept ready.”
He further said, “There was an admitted lapse in security. There is no question of inquiry and trial in action against the Punjab government officials responsible for the breach.”
PM Modi’s security breach incident took place on 5th January. PM Narendra Modi was stuck on a flyover for around 15-20 minutes on his way to Hussainiwala in Punjab because of a group of farmers that were protesting and blocked the road.