For fear of safety, seven people by car enter Priyanka Gandhi's house and request selfies
NEW DELHI: Amid congressional accusations about the dilution of Gandhis security coverage, a group of seven people allegedly entered the general secretary of the Lutyens house in Delhi of the Congress of Congress Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and approached her to take selfies on November 26.
Priyanka's office filed an official complaint with the CRPF, which is known to be investigating the security breach, sources said Monday. The CRPF did not answer repeated calls and messages from TOI.
Security personnel in service were asked on the day of the violation to submit a report and the sequence of events is being established, sources said, adding that the CRPF is likely to clarify the matter on Tuesday.
The alleged incident took place on November 26, just one month after Priyanka's SPG protection was removed.
The group consisted of three men, three women and a teenage girl who arrived in a sedan and managed to drive to the porch of Priyanka's house in Lodhi Estate. They got out of the car, walked towards her and asked her to allow photographs with her. They claimed that they had driven from UP to a. Although surprised by the way they managed to enter the facilities, generally guarded as a fortress, it is known that Priyanka spoke to them very well. They took pictures with her and left, the sources said.
Commenting on the incident, a senior officer said it was due to a communication gap. “Under the new agreement, CRPF and the Delhi Police deal with security at 35, Lodhi Estate. It seems that there was a communication gap on the day of the incident. The necessary corrective measures have been initiated, ”said the officer.
The security breach is considered so serious as Priyanka is a high-risk protected and all general visitors to your residence must come with intimidation or prior appointment and your identity must be verified. In addition, visitors are usually parked outside.
The family of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, killed by LTTE terrorists in 1991, has no SPG protection after 28 years. They were included on the VVIP security list after a September 1991 amendment to the SPG Act of 1988. But the Center last month replaced the Gandhis SPG coverage with the Z-plus security provided by the CRPF.
Under Z-plus security, CRPF commands protect them in the vicinity, with a mandatory early security link and an ambulance, as well as providing guards in their homes and wherever they travel in the country.