The Home Ministry on Thursday said that the 'green light' pointed at Congress president Rahul Gandhi's head during a media interaction in Amethi on Wednesday was that of a mobile phone used by a photographer of his own party.
“We have not received any letter regarding alleged breach in security of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. As soon as MHA’s attention was drawn to reports of incident of “green light” being pointed at him yesterday in Amethi, the Director (SPG) was asked to verify factual position,” the MHA said in a statement.
“Director SPG informed MHA that the “green light” shown in clipping was found to be that of a mobile phone used by AICC photographer, who was video graphing the impromptu press interaction of Rahul Gandhi near the collectorate in Amethi,” it added.
The Congress had on Thursday alleged serious security breach in Rahul’s security cover and said that there is a threat to the Congress chief’s life in Amethi. The Congress wrote the MHA regarding this matter.
In its letter to the MHA, the Congress had said that the green laser pointed at Rahul’s head was possibly from a sniper gun.
“A perusal of the video by various persons including security personnel leads to a prima facie conclusion that this laser could emanate from a potential weapon such as a sniper gun,” the letter said.
“We urge you to immediately take note of this grave and unacceptable security threat as also the security lapse in the security of the Congress president. This is also an alarming lapse on part of the UP administration which is responsible for the peripheral security,” the letter added.