Since 2020 including in the Delhi leg of the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra on 113 occasions, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) said the Congress leader violated security guidelines. This comes a day after Congress wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that Rahul Gandhi’s security has been breached.
Meanwhile, CRPF will be taking this matter separately and on Wednesday night CRPF’s reply was sent late.
Earlier Congress leader wrote a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah and claimed that in the national capital Rahul Gandhi was compromised during Bharat Jodo Yatra and the Z+ category protectee failed to control the surging crowd.
“It is pointed out that on several occasions violations of laid down guidelines on the part of Shri Rahul Gandhi have been observed and this fact has been communicated to him from time to time,” CRPF to Congress National General Secretary KC Venugopal.
“For instance, since 2020, there have been 113 violations observed and duly communicated. It may further be mentioned that during the Delhi leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra, the protectee has violated security guidelines and CRPF will be taking up this matter separately.”
“The security arrangements have been fully made for Mr. Rahul Gandhi as per the guidelines,” the force said.
“It may be pointed out that during visits of the protectee the required security arrangements are made by the CRPF in coordination with state police and security agencies as per guidelines.” the force said.
“Advisories based on threat assessment have been issued by the MHA to all stakeholders concerned including the state governments. Advance Security Liaison (ASL) is also undertaken for every visit,” CRPF stated.
Moreover, the CRPF further stated, “All security guidelines have been strictly followed and Delhi Police has informed that sufficient deployment of security personnel was made”.