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Security breach during PM Modi's Noida visit; two cops suspended

Noida: Uttar Pradesh Government on Wednesday suspended a police officer and a constable over a serious security breach during PM Narendra Modi's recent visit to Noida to inaugurate the Magenta line of DMRC. Reports said that Modi's convoy lost its way on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway while going to the helipad at Botanical Garden from Amity University. The report quoting Gautam Budh Nagar Superintendent of Police Love Kumar said the convoy left Amity University at 2.35 pm and used the service road at the expressway to proceed towards Botanical Garden. One of the security vehicles, which was leading the convoy, took a turn before the designated one to proceed on the expressway. There was no security arrangement in that patch considering the Prime Minister was travelling. The convoy had to be later stopped for at least two minutes following the wrong turn.
Reports further said that a private bus and a motorcycle reportedly came very close to the VVIP fleet. Immediately the traffic and police officials rushed to the spot to clear the bottleneck, and the convoy then proceeded.
It said that the complete rehearsal of the route to be followed during the convoy was done on Sunday, a day before the actual event. Senior IPS officer Nitin Tiwari was in charge of the traffic plan and subsequent arrangements for the Prime Minister's cavalcade and other VIP fleets.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath expressed his displeasure over the incident and sought an explanation from the officials. Following which the SSP, Gautam Buddh Nagar, on Wednesday, launched a probe and suspended SI Dilip Singh and constable Jaipal, posted in the anti-demo vehicle which was leading the convoy.

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