Security Lapse: PM Narendra Modi was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes by Protesters

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In a “‘major security lapse”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stuck on a flyover in Punjab for 15-20 minutes due to blockade by some protesters and returned without attending an event at a martyrs’ memorial.

Reacting sharply, the Union Home Ministry asked the Punjab government to fix responsibility for the serious lapse and take strict action. The prime minister also could not attend a rally in Punjab’s Ferozepur.

According to a ministry statement, the prime minister landed this morning at Bhatinda in Punjab from where he was to go to the national martyrs’ memorial at Hussainiwala by helicopter.

PM Modi stuck on a flyover for 15-20 min.

Due to rain and poor visibility, the prime minister waited for about 20 minutes for the weather to clear. “When the weather did not improve, it was decided that he would visit the national martyrs’ memorial via road, which would take more than two hours.

He proceeded to travel by road after necessary confirmation of security arrangements by the DGP Punjab Police,” the statement said. Around 30 kms away from the national martyrs memorial in Hussainiwala, when Modi’s convoy reached a flyover, it was found that the road was blocked by some protestors.

“The Prime Minister was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of the Prime Minister,” the statement said.