Two policemen have been suspended after they took Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy on a wrong route causing a security breach. The suspended policemen, Sub Inspector Dilip Singh and police driver Jaipal, were in-charge of piloting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade during his visit to Noida on December 25.
The two policemen took a wrong turn as a result of which the Prime Minister's cavalcade was caught in traffic for two minutes near Mahamaya Flyover. Traffic policemen then rushed and cleared the route for smooth passage.
Several rehearsals of the route were conducted before the visit. The route was through the second cut and the first cut was barricaded. Senior IPS officer Nitin Tiwari was in charge of the traffic plan and subsequent arrangements for the prime minister’s cavalcade and other VIP movements.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had sought an explanation from the officials about the security breach and sought a detailed report of lapse and action.
SSP Love Kumar has suspended the two policemen for the security lapse.
The Prime Minister was in Noida on Christmas to inaugurate the Botanical Garden-Kalkaji line of the Metro.
(With inputs from PTI)