PM Modi’s security lapse in Karnataka, Hubballi police responds

Author, Rishika Jain

Again, there is an incident of security lapse in PM Narendra Modi’s security during his roadshow in Hubballi, Karnataka on Thursday afternoon. A 11 year old boy somehow managed to jump onto the road and came at a distance of just one arm from PM. He was caught and whisked away by the security personnel at the nick of time.

The Prime Minister was riding on the SUV and was waving at the enthusiastic audience when this young boy carrying garland came close to PM and supposedly to facilitate him. Although the boy was blocked, it has been seen that the PM already accepted the garland from the boy & accorded it to his security official.

The Prime Minister was in Karnataka in order to inaugurate the 29th National Youth Festival on the occasion of National Youth Day in the evening. He was holding a roadshow from the airport to the ceremony ground where this security lapse happened.

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However, the Hubballi Police said that there is no such serious breach in the security & they are in process of gathering that young boy’s information. Thus, they denied any incident of security lapse.

It was not the first incident of the PM’s security breach which is the largest & strongest in the country. Last Year, On January 5, the whole election rally carcade of the Prime Minister destined for Ferozepur was stopped & surrounded by protesting farmers for about 20 minutes. In response to this incident, a committee was formed which eventually concluded by the top court’s remark of strengthening the PM’s security.

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It has been seen there that people are highly disappointed with one more PM’s security lapse and they demand to strengthen the security by keeping in mind the assassination of Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe.

The question that arises is how an 11 year old child managed to reach PM in spite of 5 layers of security and fully barricaded road. Is there a criminal conspiracy behind it or is it just a mishandling of an overwhelmed crowd?

Rishika Jain is a student of Delhi School of Journalism, University of Delhi. Views are personal.

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