Lapse in Punjab CM security, 4 cops suspended

Kapurthala: Kapurthala police said on Thursday that they have suspended four policemen, including a sub-inspector, for security lapse during the visit of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to an Army cantonment here on Wednesday night.
Kapurthala SSP Sandeep Sharma said the four policemen were on a vehicle ahead of the police pilot, and the driver of their vehicle was driving rashly, ignoring the instructions of DSP (Detective) Sohan Lal, who was commanding Singh's convoy.
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The SSP said over phone that this created confusion and the chief minister's convoy could not find way for a while to come out of the cantonment situated on the Kapurthala Hamira road.
Sharma said the confusion was resolved soon with other police officers making a headway to come out of the cantonment area.
Singh on Wednesday evening visited the Army cantonment to participate in the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Sikh Regiment.
He had made a brief stopover at the residence of Punjab Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh here before attending the event.