Protesters should have been removed by Punjab police: Ex-IB special director on PM Modi’s visit to Ferozepur.

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The Prime Minister’s convoy being stopped near the International Border for 15-20 minutes, according to retired IPS officer Yashovardhan Azad, is a “major security worry.”
What occurred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy in Punjab was a “major security failure,” according to former IPS officer Yashovardhan Azad on Friday. During his visit to the poll-bound state on January 5, the Prime Minister’s convoy became stalled on a flyover around 30 kilometers from Hussainiwala.
Former special director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Yashovardhan Azad told India Today that the Punjab Police should not have negotiated with protesting farmers blocking PM Modi’s convoy’s route. He went on to say that the police should have removed the demonstrators from the road.

PM Modi’s vehicle’s access and exit points have been shut, according to Yashovardhan Azad.

The prime minister’s convoy being stopped near the International Border for 15-20 minutes is a “major security worry,” according to the retired IPS officer.
Meanwhile, Gopal Krishna Pillai, India’s former Home Secretary, told India Today on Friday that not only the Punjab Police but also the Special Protection Group (SPG) and the IB should be held accountable for the security breakdown during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to poll-bound Punjab.
“When the PM travels, the state police must maintain the route open. The pilot vehicle moves one kilometer ahead. And if they come upon a barricade, the convoy is stopped and escorted back. However, this was not done in this case. The Prime Minister should have been moved to a safe home, “Gopal Krishna Pillai stated.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Punjab administration have created committees to investigate the security breakdown during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s January 5 visit to the state.
On Friday, a Supreme Court bench considered a petition in this regard.
Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta argued in court for the Centre that the Prime Minister’s cavalcade traveled the route it did only after conferring with the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP).
The Punjab Advocate General (AG), on the other hand, has urged that an independent commission investigate the security breakdown. “The Centre’s committee is not a harmless one, and it will have repercussions for my officers, “DS Patwalia, the Attorney General, stated in court.


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