Bharat Jodo Yatra: Police say security breach as man hugs Rahul Gandhi in Punjab
17 January, 2023 | Pragati Singh
A security breach occurred during Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Tanda, Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, when an unknown guy emerged from the throng and embraced Rahul...
A security breach occurred during Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Tanda, Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, when an unknown guy emerged from the throng and embraced Rahul.
On Tuesday, the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra continued in Hoshiarpur’s Tanda hamlet of Jhingar Khurd, Punjab. During the yatra, an unknown guy approached Rahul Gandhi and hugged him. According to IGP GS Dhillon of the Punjab Law and Order Wing, it appears to be a security breach.
“It looks like a breach. The video I have seen looks like a security breach. I have walked 100 kms with Rahul Gandhi and we have 300 securitymen in the ring,” said IGP Dhillon to ANI.
While stating that there is nothing like a super perfect thing, he said, “We don’t allow anyone inside.”
IGP Dhillon said that they have not been able to identify the individual.
“We don’t know if he was alone or accompanied by a known person. But yes in the video it appears that it is a breach. But after identifying him we will be able to tell whether this is a security breach. An unidentified person is not allowed inside,” IGP Dhillon said while speaking to ANI.
Soon after the alleged security breach, Punjab State Congress President Raja Warring had clarified that there was no security breach.
“There was no security breach. People love Rahul Gandhi and they want to meet him. Sometimes Rahul calls them to meet them. They are allowed inside after a proper security check. But as soon as the man was allowed to enter, he got so excited that he hugged Rahul Gandhi,” said Warring.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed on Tuesday from Tanda in Punjab.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 7 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, will conclude on January 30 in Srinagar, with Rahul raising the tricolour.