New Delhi: A security breach was reported at Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s residence last week. Without receiving any prior appointment, five unknown persons had entered the porch area of Priyanka Gandhi’s residence asking her to pose for selfies, stated a report. The same was confirmed by Priyanka Gandhi‘s husband Robert Vadra. Speaking to news agency IANS, Robert Vadra said: “They were not from the party… this is a serious matter, a complete breach of security norms.”
A complaint has been registered in the matter with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). An investigation in the case is underway. Reacting to the security lapse, MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Monday, as quoted by news agency ANI, said, “I don’t know the details yet, I am coming from Lok Sabha. I will go and discuss the matter with my officers.”
The incident took place at around 2 PM on November 26, when a black Scorpio SUV reached Priyanka Gandhi’s residence even when a meeting was underway in her office. Upon inquiry, the occupants of the car said that they wanted to click a photo with the Congress leader. There were two men, three women and a child in the car, according to news agency IANS.
When Priyanka Gandhi’s office questioned the Central Reserve Police Force for their negligence which lead to the security lapse, the CRPF official blamed the Delhi Police for not guarding her residence properly.
It must be noted that the BJP-led government had removed SPG security from interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son and former party chief Rahul Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and replaced it with Z Plus security by the CRPF. The government told Parliament that this is not vendetta politics but the security had been withdrawn after due diligence. The SPG Act has also been amended to only provide SPG cover to the Prime Minister.
(With inputs from IANS)