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PM Modi's security breach: BKU Krantikari confirms PM's route info was leaked to them

By Rajan Nath -- January 06, 2022 10:37 am -- Updated:January 06, 2022 10:46 am

In a major revelation in the 'security breach' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Krantikari) has admitted that PM's route info was leaked to them by Punjab Police.

On Wednesday, PM Narendra Modi's convoy was stuck on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur on Wednesday after which he returned from Punjab without attending any event.

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Meanwhile, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Krantikari) has admitted its role in PM Narendra Modi's security breach. As per the report, BKU's Surjeet Singh Phool confirmed that PM's route info was leaked to them by Punjab Police.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that despite intelligence inputs about protesters, Punjab Police did not follow the 'Blue Book' and had not prepared a contingency route for Prime Minister's visit.

Special Protection Group's (SPG) Blue Book lays down security guidelines for the protection of the Prime Minister. "As per the Blue Book, the state police have to prepare contingency route for the protectee in case of any adverse situation like the one that happened in Punjab during PM's visit," said the MHA official.

He added that officials of the Intelligence Bureau were in contact with Punjab Police and have alerted them regarding protesters movement and Punjab Police officers assured them of complete protection to the VIP.

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-PTC News

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