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PM Modi’s security breach: Chief Secretary Janjua said that after we get approval from CM Bhagwant Mann, we will then issue the charge sheet. Janjua said that Punjab would submit an action taken report to the Center soon.

PM Modi's security breach: Punjab government to file charges against erring officials

Security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab. (file image)

Punjab: in January last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Januya said chargesheet would be filed against all the accused officials after the Center criticized the delay in taking action on his security breach during his visit to Punjab. Following a letter from the Center last week, Janjua said the home minister had already done soBhagwant Man) have sent the file for approval for publication. The charge sheet will be filed against nine convicted IPS officers, including former DGP S Chattopadhyay.

Regarding former chief secretary Anirudh Tiwari, Januja said a show cause notice has already been issued to him. He said regarding approval of charge sheet against Tiwari, I have sent a file to the Prime Minister and it is expected to be cleared soon. The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has asked some questions and I am answering them.

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Punjab will soon submit an action taken report to the Centre

Chief Secretary Januja said that the file for issuing charge sheet against the guilty IPS officers is also with the CM. The Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a file to the Chief Minister detailing all the lapses of all concerned officials during the Prime Minister’s visit. CM Mann also has the home department of the state. Janjua said, once we get approval from the CM, then the charge sheet will be issued. Janjua said that Punjab would submit an action taken report to the Center soon.

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The Center can take action against the officials

Under Section 14 of the SPG Act, the state government is responsible for providing all kinds of assistance to the SPG during the Prime Minister’s visit. But the SPG Act was violated by the Punjab officials and the Center can take action against all erring officials. The Union Home Minister is waiting for the response from the state and if he is not satisfied, the Center can intervene. They want to set an example so that such a violation does not happen in the future.

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Breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security

The report of the Supreme Court-appointed inquiry committee to probe the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on January 5, 2022, which was submitted six months ago, includes the then state chief secretary Anirudh Tiwari and the police chief. v. S Chattopadhyay. On March 7, the findings were reported by a five-member panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge Indu Malhotra. Until then, the only conclusion of the report in the public domain was that the lapse was attributed to Senior Superintendent of Police Harmandeep Singh Hans.

Delay of action against erring officers

Besides Hans, Tiwari and Chattopadhyay, the committee named Additional Directors General of Police G Nageswara Rao and Naresh Arora, Inspector Generals Rakesh Aggarwal and Inderbir Singh, then Deputy Inspector General Surjit Singh (now retired) and Senior Superintendent of Police Charanjit Singh. . Earlier this week, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bala asked Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua to submit an action taken report highlighting the state government’s delay in action against errant officials.

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The Prime Minister’s convoy was stuck for half an hour

The report was submitted to the Supreme Court and the central government on August 25 last year. In September, the latter forwarded it to the Aam Aadmi Party-led state government, which is yet to act on it. The Supreme Court ordered an inquiry on January 5, 2022, after Prime Minister Modi’s convoy, traveling by road from Bathinda Airport to Ferozepur, was stuck at the flyover for half an hour.

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