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.
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.