by Harish Gupta, National Editor, Lokmat Group
A Lokmat Exclusive story
Priyanka's security breached
CRPF aghast as Car entered her Lodhi Estate House
New Delhi, Nov 27
The Security and Intelligence agencies are shocked that the fortress like security cover to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been breached. The security breach is considered unprecedented for a high-risk protectee. Not only the Gandhis but the newly deputed CRPF VIP Security Unit is also aghast at the breach in the broad day light.
It was Monday afternoon when Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was at her 35 Lodhi Estate residence with her family members. All of a sudden a car entered inside the porch and five person including a young girl alighted. They walked straight into her garden and requested for a photo opportunity. They claimed that they had all the way from UP to Delhi only to be photographed with her. A surprised Priyanka didn't know how to respond by visitors who had no prior appointment and nor she had told the CRPF guards about it either. She agreed for a photo session and before the CRPF guards could realise what was happening, the five visitors had gone. All hell broke as Priyanka wanted to know how these visitors were allowed inside without her permission and that too along with the car.
This is considered the worst security lapse as the VIP being guarded by a trained guards not only allowed the car to enter the premises but did not even check the identity of the occupants.
A DIG level of the CRPF rushed to the house to inquire and was surprised that the guards on duty did the blunder. They told the DIG that they thought the car belonged to Rahul Gandhi and hence did not stop it.
The Delhi Police officials are also worried as outer security is provided by them while inner security cover is with the CRPF.
When contacted, a senior police official told Lokmat that a high-level inquiry has been ordered by the CRPF and Delhi Police into the incident. The security guards responsible for the serious lapse on Monday have been sent packing.
Since the security cameras captured the car number of the occupants, the same has been traced. Detailed inquiries are underway about the antecedents of the occupants.
It may be mentioned that only last week the CRPF cover with Z plus status was provided to members of the Gandhi family including Priyanka.