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Probe ordered into security breach at Priyanka Vadra’s house: Amit Shah
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Probe ordered into security breach at Priyanka Vadra’s house: Amit Shah

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New Delhi, Dec 3 : A high-level inquiry has been ordered in the security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's home last week which was an "unlikely coincidence" of Congress workers arriving in the same car and at the same time when Rahul Gandhi was expected, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Replying on a debate on SPG (Amendment) Bill 2019, Mr Shah on Tuesday said a high-level inquiry had nevertheless been ordered into the security breach at Priyanka's residence and three personnel had been suspended after the incident. Seeking to clarify on Congress' allegations of a 'massive security breach' , when on November 25 a car with a family drove into Priyanka Gandhi's home in Delhi without being stopped, Shah said,'Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to visit his sister Priyanka Gandhi at the time, so when a black Tata Safari drove in, no one stopped it. However, the car had Congress worker Sharda Tyagi and three others in it instead of Rahul.'

"So the car got in without security checks. This kind of coincidence never happens but still we ordered an inquiry and suspended three officers who were there. We did not want even a .001 per cent chance," said the Home Minister. This morning, Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra took on the Union government and alleged that "security throughout the country is compromised".

"It is not about the security for Priyanka, my daughter and son or me or the Gandhi family. It’s about keeping our citizens especially the women of our country, safe and feeling secure", Mr Vadra said.

"Security throughout the country is compromised. Girls are being molested, raped, what society are we creating", he asked. Mr Shah said changes to the SPG law were not meant to target one family.

"We are not opposing the parivaar (family), but parivaar-vaad (nepotism). India's democracy cannot run like this. Why talk of only the security of the Gandhi family? The security of 130 crore Indians including the Gandhi family is the government's responsibility," he said. The SPG (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha by voice vote amid a walkout by Congress and CPI-M. (UNI)