The Supreme Court on 10th January 2022 Monday agreed to set up an independent committee, to be headed by a former Supreme Court Judge to probe Prime Minister to Narendra Modi’s security breach in ferozepur Punjab, last week.
A 3- judge bench comprising chief Justice N.V.Ramana and Justice Surya Kant and Hima Kholi proposed to include DGP Chandigarh, IG National Investigation Agency, registrar General of Punjab and Haryana High Court and ADGP [Security] of Punjab, in the independent committee to probe the incident.
The apex court has asked both the centre and Punjab government not to go ahead with their enquires in the matter.
On January 05th, the prime minister’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending the planned events, including a rally.
A plea filed by an organization named lawyers voice has sought a thorough investigation into the brench in prime minister Modi’s security in Punjab to ensure there is no such event in the future. It has also sought the preservation of evidence on security arrangement, court monitored probe, and action against rising officials of the Punjab government responsible for alleged lapse.