On a big security breach that left Prime Minister of Narendra Modi was stuck up on a highway in Punjab for 20 minutes on Wednesday, the Apex Court today directed that his travel records be preserved.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court’s Registrar General has been asked to “keep all records in his safe custody” and the Punjab Police, the Special Protection Group (SPG) and other Centre and state agencies are to “cooperate and provide necessary assistance” to him, the Apex Court said.
A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana also directed that the separate investigations ordered by the Punjab government and the Centre be paused till Monday.
The security lapse is a “rarest of the rare” case that could cause potential international embarrassment, the Centre told the Supreme Court, backing a petition calling for a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
“The incident created a very serious situation for the PM’s security,” Solicitor General said, urging the Supreme Court to call for records related to PM Modi’s visit and security in Punjab on Wednesday.