CRPF launches probe following security breach at Priyanka Gandhi's residence

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 02, 2019, 06.49 PM(IST) Edited By: Abhilash Mahajan

Priyanka Gandhi (File photo) Photograph:( PTI )

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A car drove into the high-security residence at the Lodhi estate without any prior appointment and sought selfies with Priyanka a week ago, as per Congress sources.

Taking cognizance of the complaint, CRPF started the investigation on the alleged security breach in Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's residence, as per sources.

A car drove into the high-security residence at the Lodhi estate without any prior appointment and sought selfies with Priyanka a week ago, as per Congress sources. Priyanka was present in his house at the time of the incident. 

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Sources further said that an inquiry has been initiated by the CRPF for the security breach after a complaint was filed. 

G Kishan Reddy, MoS Home Affairs said that he doesn't know the details of the security breach yet. "I don't know the details yet, I am coming from Lok Sabha. I will go and discuss the matter with my officers," Reddy said.  

The incident came after the Centre recently withdrew the highest level Special Protection Group (SPG) protection given to the Gandhi family (Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra). The trio is now given Z+ security cover by the CRPF across India.  The Central government said that the decision was taken after assessing that the threat perception to the family which has been lowered. 

The Gandhis had been under the highest security ever since the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 by terror groups from Sri Lanka. 

(with inputs from agencies)