Man breaches Rahul Gandhi security; tries to hug him

Rahul Gandhi

During the Bharat Jodo Yatra, an unknown man came out of the crowd and breached the security of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Tanda, in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Bharat Jodo Yatra was resumed at Jhingar Khurd village of Hoshiarpur’s Tanda in Punjab, where an unknown man rushed in and hugged Rahul Gandhi. 

“It looks like a breach. The video I have seen looks like a security breach. I have walked 100 km with Rahul Gandhi and we have 300 securitymen in the ring,” IGP GS Dhillon, Law and Order Wing, Punjab said. 

Meanwhile, until now, the man has not been identified. 

“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. 

Moreover, after the incident, Punjab State Congress President Raja Warring said 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,” Warring said. 

However, Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on 7 September 2022, and on 30 January 2023, it will end in Srinagar with the hoisting of the Indian Flag.