SC Appoints Panel Headed By Justice Indu Malhotra To Probe PM's Security Breach
The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a five-member committee headed by former Apex Court judge,Justice Indu Malhotra to probe the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Punjab.
A Bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli also appointed the Inspector General of the National Investigation Agency, Director General of Police of Chandigarh, the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Additional DGP (Security) of Punjab as members to the Justice Malhotra panel.
The Court directed the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to provide all the seized documents pertaining to the security arrangements made by the Punjab government for the PM's January 5 visit immediately to the panel head.
The Bench said that it was expected that the panel would file its report shortly.
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 Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.
With PTI inputs