SC directs HC to safe data of PM Punjab Visit, asks Centre, state to pause probes

The Supreme Court on Friday requested the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to forthwith safe and protect all data regarding the go to of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Punjab on January 5.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana directed the state of Punjab, together with the police authorities, SPG and different central and state companies to cooperate and supply mandatory help to the Registrar General.

The bench, which additionally comprised Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, mentioned that the Director General of the Union territory of Chandigarh and an NIA official will help the Registrar General (RG) in gathering the data and requested the RG to maintain all data in his protected custody in the meanwhile.

The apex court docket additionally requested the Centre and the state to carry additional motion by the committees they’ve constituted to inquire into the alleged lapses in safety measures pertaining to the Prime Minister’s go to until it hears the matter once more on January 10.

The instructions got here on a plea by ‘Lawyer’s Voice’, a Delhi-based rights physique.


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