Rahul Gandhi`s security breached in Allahabad
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Last Updated: Monday, January 10, 2011, 21:47
Allahabad: In a security breach for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here, activists of Samajwadi Party's youth wing Sunday tried to stop his car and clamber on to the vehicle when he was on his way to the ancestral house of the Nehrus.

The incident took place at around 7 PM when Gandhi was on his way to the Anand Bhavan for overnight stay after having spent more than an hour at engineering institute MNNIT where he interacted with more than 500 students.

As Rahul's motorcade approached the Anand Bhavan, a group of Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha activists, waving black flags and shouting slogans against the leader, jumped in front of and by the side of his vehicle.

Some of the protesters came dangerously close to Rahul's car before they were repulsed by the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel guarding the Congress general secretary.

When contacted, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Allahabad, Ram Kumar, however, termed the reports of security breach as "absolutely untrue".

"These reports are absolutely untrue. We have received no complaints in this regard from the SPG team which has been camping in the city for the past couple of days. We have been working in close coordination with it", he said.

The Union Home Ministry in New Delhi said it would take up the incident with Uttar Pradesh government.

Security arrangements for Gandhi, who visits Uttar Pradesh frequently, has often been a cause for spat between the Centre and the state government which had accused the former of not sharing enough inputs with the local police during the leader's tours.


First Published: Monday, January 10, 2011, 21:47

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