Who will head the special probe panel to investigate the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Punjab?

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Austin Dcruz asked 04-Feb-2022 in Current affair by Austin Dcruz

Who will head the special probe panel to investigate the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Punjab?


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Anonymous User answered 05-Feb-2022 by Anonymous User
The Supreme Court instructed the Centre on Monday to form a panel to investigate the claimed security incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab last week. According to the order of the Supreme Court, the panel will be led by a former Supreme Court judge. It will also include the DGP of Chandigarh, the IG of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Registrar General of Punjab, and the high courts of Haryana.

The former judge and other officials will be named in the Supreme Court's order, which will be issued later today. A three-judge panel comprised of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant, and Hima Kohli was hearing a plea filed by an NGO called 'Lawyers Voice' against the occurrence in Ferozepur on January 5. During the hearing, the court stated that there was 'a violation, which the Punjab government has also accepted.' 'The concern is, if an investigation is conducted, what will be the extent of it. What remains for this court to consider if you wish to take disciplinary action against officers? 'It stated.

Who will head the special probe panel to investigate the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The court also informed the national government that the show cause notice is issued to Punjab authorities was 'self-contradictory.' 'By forming a committee, the Centre aims to determine whether there was a violation of the Special Protection Group (SPG) Act and if so, it holds the Punjab Chief Secretary and Director General accountable,' it continued. The court also directed the national and Punjab governments not to proceed with their investigations into the incident.

PM Modi was scheduled to visit the Ferozepur region on January 5, but his travel was ended prematurely and his address had to be postponed after his cavalcade came to a halt on a flyover due to farmers' agitation. Many BJP officials have criticized the Punjab administration, stating that details of PM Modi's itinerary were shared with unauthorized individuals, resulting in a road roadblock by protestors.