Chandigarh: The Centre has sought an action taken report from the Punjab government over the lapse in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security during the Channi government.

The Supreme Court has indicted then Punjab Chief Secretary Anirudh Tiwari and DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyay in connection with a security lapse for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Ferozepur ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections.

The committee submitted its report to the apex court and the government eight months ago in August 2022.

Based on this report, the Centre had written to the Punjab government in September 2022 to take action against the guilty officials, but no action has been taken in the matter even after the passage of six months.

Following the incident, the Supreme Court had set up a five-member committee headed by former Justice Indu Malhotra to probe the matter.

This committee investigated the whole incident. During the prime minister’s visit, the then ADGP (Law and Order) Naresh Arora, ADGP (Cyber Crime) G Nageswara Rao, DIG Faridcourt Surjit Singh (now retired), SSP Moga Charanjit Singh, IG (Counter Intelligence) Rakesh Agarwal, DIG Ferozepur Range Inderbir Singh and SSP Ferozepur Harmandeep Hans were on duty.

Earlier, SSP Harmandeep Hans was blamed for this entire incident, but the report of the committee formed on the direction of the Supreme Court has revealed the negligence of the then Chief Secretary and DGP. So far, the Center has also expressed its displeasure over the lack of action against the officials responsible in this case.


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