SC sets up panel to probe PM’s security breach
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has appointed a five-member panel headed by a retired judge, Justice Indu Malhotra, to inquire into the security breach during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on January 5.
SC bench of CJI N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli requested Justice Malhotra Committee to submit inquiry report as early as possible.
Other members of the SC-appointed inquiry panel headed by Justice Malhotra are – DG of NIA or his nominee not below the rank of IG, DGP of Chandigarh UT, DGP of Punjab, and Registrar General of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The apex court has asked HC Registrar General to submit all records and documents collected by him on orders of the SC to the inquiry panel.
The Supreme Court further said that the panel will inquire into the causes of the security breach, persons responsible for it and the measures to be taken in future for preventing such security breaches of VVIPs.