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Home Ministry denies breach in Rahul’s security in Amethi
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Home Ministry denies breach in Rahul’s security in Amethi

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New Delhi, Apr 11 : Stating that it has yet not received any letter from the Congress party over alleged breach in security of Rahul Gandhi, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday said it has directed the Special Protection Group (SPG) to investigate the matter and found the "green light" displaying in the video clipping was to be of mobile phone used by the party's photographer in Amethi.

Home Ministry Spokesperson A Bharat Bhushan said, "MHA has not yet received any letter regarding the alleged breach in security of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. However, as soon as MHA’s attention was drawn to reports that there was an incident of "green light" being pointed at him yesterday in Amethi, the Director (SPG) was asked to verify the factual position." The SPG found the light of a mobile phone used by the party's photographer.

"Director (SPG) has informed MHA that they have gone through the video clipping of the incident very closely. The "green light" shown in the clipping was found to be that of a mobile phone used by the AICC photographer, who was videographing the impromptu press interaction of Mr Gandhi near the collectorate at Amethi," said the spokesperson.

Personal staff of the Congress president was informed about the investigation. Director (SPG) has confirmed that there was no security implication whatsoever, he added.

Earlier, the Congress had written a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh alleging a breach in security of the party president Rahul Gandhi when he was interacting with media after filing his nomination in Amethi on April 10. (UNI)