The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a five- member committee headed by former apex court judge Indu Malhotra to probe the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Punjab.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana and also comprising justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli appointed the Inspector General of the National Investigation Agency, Director General of Police of Chandigarh, the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Additional DGP (Security) of Punjab as members to the Justice Malhotra panel.
The order was passed by the SC bench on a plea seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged security breach during PM Modi's Punjab visit.
The top court directed the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to provide all the seized documents pertaining to the security arrangements made by the Punjab government for the PM’s January 5 visit immediately to the panel head.
The committee will examine the cause of breach of security and also suggest the safeguards required to ensure safety of the Prime Minister, reports Bar and Bench.
The bench said that it was expected that the panel would file its report shortly.
(With inputs from PTI)
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