Three security personnel have been suspended and a high-level probe ordered into the breach at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s house, Home Minister Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday at the end of an acrimonious debate on the amendment to the Special Protection Group Act.
Amit Shah, who was responding to concerns around security cover to members of the Gandhi family, said the government had acted against the policemen and ordered a high-level probe because it did not want to take any chances.
He also explained how a black Tata Safari recently entered Priyanka Gandhi’s house without being stopped by security personnel. The Congress had expressed concern around the incident that has been counted as a security breach.
Shah said the incident was reported on 25 November.
Security personnel posted at Priyanka Gandhi’s residence had received information that Rahul Gandhi was going to come over in a black TATA Safari. Around the same time, another TATA Safari entered the complex. It wasn’t stopped because security personnel thought that it was Rahul Gandhi, who has unrestricted access to the house.
“It was a coincidence,” Amit Shah said.
In the black SUV that entered Priyanka Gandhi’s house was a Congress leader from Meerut Sharada Tyagi and four party workers who had accompanied her.