New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday heard a security lapse in Punjab against PM Narendra Modi. The hearing was conducted by a bench headed by Chief Justice (CJI) NV Ramanna, which includes Justice Suryakant and Justice Hima Kohli. Senior advocate Maninder Singh had raised the issue of PM Modi's security lapse before a bench of CJI NV Ramanna.
During the hearing, the CJI said that both the state and the central government have formed inquiry committees, why not both be allowed to investigate. On this, the Solicitor General said that the Central Government committee is only investigating the lapse in security. The Supreme Court said that we are serious about the security of the Prime Minister, the state and the centre should consider their committee on their own. The supreme court said that the registrar of the Punjab Haryana High Court has been directed to secure the records. That is, it has been asked to keep all the information of PM Modi's route safe. The court also asked the Punjab government, Punjab Police, SPG and other agencies to provide necessary information to the Registrar General. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also been asked to cooperate.
At the same time, the petitioner's lawyer Maninder Singh said that this is not just a law and order issue but a serious issue under the SPG Act. Singh said that this is a statutory responsibility. It cannot be neglected. This is a national security issue, not just a law and order issue and the state government has to comply at the statutory level. He said that this is a very serious issue and there has been a big lapse in the security of the PM. A clear investigation is necessary for this matter and action is also necessary against the guilty officials. Singh said that the state government does not have the authority to conduct an investigation in this matter, this is especially an issue related to the SPG Act and the court should investigate this matter.