Item listed as Number 1 in the Cause List
New Delhi, Jan. 6 (Delhi Crown): A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Friday a Writ Petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution over Prime Minister Narendra Modi “security breach” in Punjab.
The item has listed at Number One in the Cause List of Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana.
The matter will be heard by the three-judge bench, including Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, besides the CJI.
The plea filed by “Lawyers Voice” has also sought the suspension of Punjab Chief Secretary Anirudh Tewari and Director General of Police Sidharth Chattopadhyaya.
It also prays to the Apex Court to take cognizance of the incident and direct the Bathinda District Judge to collect all official documents and materials regarding the deployment and movements of the Punjab Police during the PM’s visit.
It was stated that the security lapse was “intentional” on the part of the Congress-led government in Punjab.
“The security lapse, as per reliable reports in the print and the electronic media, and as per the Press Information Bureau report of Central Government, was clearly intentional and raises a serious question as to national security and the role played by the present political dispensation in the State of Punjab,” the plea said.
Notably, the Government of Punjab has also constituted a two-member high level committee to conduct a thorough probe into the security lapse. The committee will have former Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court Justice Mehtab Singh Gill, and Principal Secretary, Home Affairs & Justice, Government of Punjab Anurag Verma as its members.