7 policemen suspended over security breach during PM Modi’s Punjab visit in 2022

Seven Punjab policemen have been suspended over a security breach during PM Modi's visit to Punjab in 2022.

Amritsar: Seven Punjab policemen, including the then Superintendent of Police in Ferozepur district and two DSP-rank officers, have been suspended over a security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab in 2022. The incident occurred on January 5 during a rally in the run-up to the Assembly polls.

The security lapse resulted in Prime Minister Modi’s convoy being stranded on a flyover for approximately 20 minutes due to a blockade by protesting farmers. While BJP leaders criticized the then Charanjit Singh Channi government for the lapse, the Congress claimed that the Prime Minister’s travel plans were altered at the last moment.

A committee appointed by the Supreme Court investigated the security breach and held several state officers accountable for the incident.

The current Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government has taken action by suspending seven police officers for the security lapse. Gurbinder Singh, who was the Ferozepur police chief at the time and is now the Bathinda SP, had previously been suspended. In a recent order dated November 22, six more names were listed for disciplinary action.

DSP-rank officers Parson Singh and Jagdish Kumar, Inspectors Jatinder Singh and Balwinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Jaswant Singh, and Assistant Sub-Inspector Ramesh Kumar have all been suspended, according to the state home department order.

The order specifies that all seven policemen will face action under Rule 8 of Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1970.

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