Supreme Court appoints 5-member panel headed by former judge Indu Malhotra to probe PM Modi’s security breach in Punjab
- The Supreme Court has constituted a five-member committee to probe the security breach during the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Punjab.
- The committee will be headed by former apex court judge Justice Indu Malhotra.
- Other member of the panel includes, Inspector General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Director General of Police of Chandigarh, the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Additional DGP (Security) of Punjab.
- Points of reference of the panel:
- to inquire who all are responsible for the security breach and to what extent the remedial measures are necessary.
- give suggestions on security of constitutional functionaries ensuring that such incidents do not take place in future.
- It must be remembered that PM Modi’s convoy was stuck on a flyover in Ferozepur district of Punjab due to a blockade by protesters on January 05, 2022, after which he returned from Punjab without attending any event and rally.
Source: Economic Times