Despite Rahul Gandhi’s Z+ Category cover’: Cong writes to Centre over security

Story Highlights
  • Congress writes to Home Minister demanding tightening of security for Rahul Gandhi.
  • Two breaches in security were reported in New Delhi.
  • Intruders detained, interrogation underway.

New Delhi: The Congress today wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, alleging multiple breaches in the security of Bharat Jodo Yatra and demanding proper protection for party leader Rahul Gandhi.

The party has now written to the Centre citing two-three examples of reported security breaches that took place in Delhi, the party claimed. “The security of the Bharat Jodo yatra was compromised in multiple occasions, and the Delhi Police completely failed in controlling the surging crowd and maintaining a perimeter around Shri Rahul Gandhi who is assigned Z+ security,” Congress general secretary KC Venugopal wrote in the letter.

Showing a video of a huge crowd around Rahul Gandhi in Badarpur, Pawan Khera said, “Rahul Gandhi has Z security cover. But despite that, there was no rope around Rahul Gandhi when he entered Delhi.”

Referring to the incident of a security breach in Sohna on December 23, the party said some unauthorised persons were seen entering one of the containers of the yatris. When caught, they said they went to use the washroom while there were washrooms outside, the party said. Later, it was found out that the intruders were from police, the party claimed. Earlier, Jairam Ramesh said the Intelligence Bureau was interrogating people who met Rahul Gandhi on the yatra.

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