Major Security Breach: PM’s Convoy Blocked by Protestors in Punjab, Stuck For 20 Minutes

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Published: January 5,2022 04:00 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stuck on a flyover for around 20 minutes because of protesters. The PM’s cavalcade could not move ahead. The government termed this as a major security breach.

December 5, 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stuck on a flyover for around 20 minutes because of protesters. The PM’s cavalcade could not move ahead. The government termed this as a major security breach.



The PM was supposed to take a chopper for the rally but had to take the road route due to bad weather in Punjab and this was a last minute change. Questions are being asked how did the protestors got to know about this change in PM’s travel plans.



PM Modi returned to the airport without attending an event in Bathinda because of the breach, the Home Ministry said in a statement blaming the Congress government in Punjab.



The Prime Minister landed at Bathinda for his visit to a National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala. He was to be flown to the venue by a helicopter but due to rain and poor visibility, he waited for about 20 minutes for the weather to clear.



"When the weather didn't 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 necessary security arrangements by the DGP Punjab Police," the ministry said.



Around 30 km from the memorial, when the PM's convoy reached a flyover, the road was found blocked by protestors.