Punjab Files FIR To Save Face Over PM Security Lapse In Ferozepur
Punjab -Amidst the country going through a dramatic count on its economy status to overtake Japan, political parties are busy fighting it out amongst themselves. A recent visit by the BJP led government leader PM Narendra Modi to Punjab border has been marked by conspiracy.
Last week, when Mr. Modi was making a trip through Ferozepur, his convoy of high security cars were stuck on a flyover for over 20 minutes. Suspecting a border terrorism angle, BJP held Congress responsible for the lapse and the needle was pointed towards Punjab CM as well. Currently, Punjab Police has registered an FIR against 150 unidentified people in a case related to the blocking of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy in Ferozepur.
The FIR has been registered against accused under Section 283 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that states that whoever, by doing any act, or by omitting to take order with any property in his possession or under his charge, causes danger, obstruction or injury to any person in any public way or public line of navigation, shall be punished with a fine which may extend to Rs 200.
Yesterday, the matter that was escalated to the higher courts, was put on hold till Monday, owing to the court order to keep the movement documents in safe custody. The court has taken great seriousness into the matter and also directed, the Punjab Police, the Special Protection Group (SPG), and other central and state agencies to provide necessary assistance to the registrar-general, who will be accountable for the safekeeping of the travel records.
The director-general of police (DGP) of Chandigarh and an official of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will also act as nodal officers to coordinate with the registrar-general, the apex court said. It was also made clear that both the committees set up by the Centre and the Punjab government to probe the incident will halt their inquiries till Monday (January 10), when the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Lawyer’s Voice is to be taken up next.