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PM Modi safety breach: Punjab Police have been conscious of plans to dam PM’s convoy, however senior officers ignored

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PM Modi security breach: Punjab Police were aware of plans to block PM's convoy, but senior officers ignored

On January 5, there was a safety breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety when his convoy was halted on a flyover in Ferozepur, Punjab, as a result of protesters blocking the highway. While Congress-led state authorities and Police officers have categorically denied safety lapse from their finish, a latest investigation by India Today tells a distinct story.
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PM Modi was scheduled to journey by helicopter to the scheduled location for his rally. However, as a result of unhealthy climate, he needed to journey by highway from Bathinda to Ferozepur. As per experiences, the alternate route had already been shared by the Special Protection Group in case PM Modi needed to journey by highway. The state authorities have been knowledgeable and directed to seal and sanitize the route as per protocol.
Furthermore, there have been intelligence inputs in regards to the deliberate protests shared by the Police Personnel with the regarding authorities. However, in the long run, the route was not cleared as there have been allegedly no orders from the upper authorities of Punjab Police to make use of any sort of power to clear the route. During the investigation, India Today reporters talked to 2 Police officers, a shopkeeper and a Sarpanch of the village the place the automobile was stranded.
‘The protesters broke the barricades’
Ferozepur Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sukhdev Singh advised India Today’s undercover reporters that he had despatched messages to the Senior Superintendent of Police. He mentioned, “At 11.45 AM, the protesters assembled and started moving towards Moga road. This message was delivered and read at 12.07 PM. At 12.20, the Ferozshah barricade was broken They were moving on the same route on which Modi was coming. This message was sent at 12.32 PM.”
Later, at 12:45 PM, Singh knowledgeable SSP that there have been 200-225 protesters blocking the VVIP highway. Five minutes later, SSP Bathinda referred to as him to verify there was no visitors jam on the route. He mentioned, “I told him there was indeed a jam, and the entire area was blocked.” Shocked by the data, the SSP mentioned, “We are doomed.”
It is noteworthy that on January 2, 3 and 4, Singh had formally knowledgeable Additional Director General of Police (Security) Nageshwar Rao in regards to the inputs for potential highway blockade.
Singh has additionally knowledgeable that the police knew in regards to the plans by the BKU Krantikari to dam the VVIP visitors on essential roads and forestall BJP staff and supporters from reaching the venue of PM’s rally.
The enter about Sikhs For Justice
DSP Singh mentioned there was a video circulating the day earlier than PM Modi’s go to. In the video, designated Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu had urged the protesters to dam PM’s convoy. He additionally supplied $100,000 for anybody who efficiently hit PM Modi with a shoe throughout his go to to Punjab. DSP  mentioned, “We had this input on January 4.” The enter was forwarded to involved authorities, however no motion was taken.
‘No orders to make use of power to disperse protesters
Speaking to India Today reporters, SHO Birbal Singh, Kulgarhi Police Station, mentioned they didn’t have any permission to make use of power in opposition to the protesters. He mentioned, “Some people are angry. They had assembled. It’s their place, their right. What can we do? The government didn’t order us to beat them up.” He additional added, “If we had orders to disperse them by lathis, tear gas shells or bullets, we could have dispersed them. But elections are coming. We couldn’t use force.”
SHO Singh alleged that the protesters got here to the situation abruptly, and there was a communication hole between the authorities. He alleged he was not conscious of the protest.
‘There were not farmers but radicals’
SHO Birbal alleged that the protesting farmers weren’t really farmers however radicals posing as farmers. He mentioned, “Those who were protesting on January 5 on the road were not farmers. They were radicals posing as farmers.”
‘No one asked us to shut the shops’
As per the SPG protocol, the market on the route of the Prime Minister must be shut for the time the convoy passes by means of the realm. However, on this case, the outlets weren’t shut. An unlawful liquor store was additionally open inside the market subsequent to the flyover the place PM Modi’s convoy was stranded for 20 odd minutes.
India Today talked to a shopkeeper named Bikir, who was current at his store when PM Modi’s convoy obtained caught on the flyover. He mentioned his store, together with others available in the market, was open. No one requested them to close the outlets. When requested who the protesters have been, he categorically mentioned that they weren’t locals. He mentioned, “All the protesters were outsiders and not from the area.”
‘Announcement was made from Gurudwara to join protesters’
Sarpanch Nichattar Singh advised India Today that the locals weren’t concerned within the protest. However, when the convoy was about to achieve, the locals have been urged to affix the protesters. He mentioned, “Announcement was made from the Gurudwara to join the protesters. Ten minutes before the convoy reached the bridge, two youth came running and informed us that there were farmers protesting on the road asking us to join.” Sarpanch additional claimed that Kisan Union organized the group that blocked the highway.
The convoy of PM Modi reached the realm at 12:52 PM. After ready for round 20 minutes, the convoy turned again at 1:10 PM. The Supreme Court of India has fashioned a committee to probe the blockade. Concerned officers who have been answerable for the safety have been suspended by the state authorities. While Congress and Police personnel declare there was no safety lapse, there is no such thing as a denying the truth that the Police personnel have been sipping tea with the protesters whereas the convoy was on the best way, and no motion was taken to clear the highway. Reportedly, SFJ has taken duty for the highway blockade.