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PM security breach: SC panel to begin probe today

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New Delhi, Feb 07: The committee appointed by the Supreme Court will begin its probe into the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab last month.

Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Indu Malhotra is heading panel which will look into Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's security breach that took place in Punjab.

PM security breach: SC panel to begin probe today

War of words bet ween State and Central Government is no solution. It may rather impair the need for a robust mechanism to respond at such a critical juncture."

The other members of the committee would be Director General of National Investigation Agency, the Director General of Punjab and the Registrar General of Punjab and Haryana High Court. The committee apart from examining the cause of the breach would also give suggestions on the safeguards required to be taken to ensure the safety of the Prime Minister.

The panel was set up by the Supreme Court's Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, N V Ramanna after hearing the plea of an organisation, Lawyers Voice, seeking a thorough investigation into the breach in Prime Minister Modi's security in Punjab to ensure there is no such event in the future. The other members on the Bench were Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli.

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On January 5, 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 any event, including a rally.

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