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Security breach during PM's visit to Noida, two cops suspended

They Were In The Vehicleahead To Lead The Prime Minister's Motorcade, PRO In The SSP'soffice Manish Saxena Said.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Dec 2017, 04:24:48 PM
The suspended policemen are Sub InspectorDilip Singh and police driver Jaipal. (Source: PTI file)

New Delhi:

Two policemen, who were in-charge of piloting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade during hisvisit to the city on December 25, have been suspended fortaking the convoy on a wrong route and causing a securitybreach. SSP Love Kumar has suspended the two policemen for thesecurity lapse.

The suspended policemen are Sub InspectorDilip Singh and police driver Jaipal. They were in the vehicleahead to lead the prime minister's motorcade, PRO in the SSP'soffice Manish Saxena said.

The two policemen took a wrong turn as a result of whichthe prime minister's cavalcade was caught in traffic for twominutes near Mahamaya Flyover. Traffic policemen then rushedand cleared the route for smooth passage. Several rehearsals of the route were conducted before thevisit. The route was through second cut and the first cut wasbarricaded.

Senior IPS officer Nitin Tiwari was in charge of thetraffic plan and subsequent arrangements for the primeminister?s cavalcade and other VIP movement.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had sought explanationfrom the officials about the security breach and sought adetailed report of lapse and action. The report has been sent to the ADG and the commissioner. The prime minister was in Noida on Christmas toinaugurate the Botanical Garden-Kalkaji line of the Metro.

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First Published : 28 Dec 2017, 04:17:43 PM