Weeks after removal of her SPG security cover by the central government, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has suffered a massive security. According to various reports, an unauthorised vehicle with five people inside it, made forceful entry into her residence in central Delhi's high-security Lodhi Estate. The incident reportedly took place on November 25, days after the Centre downgraded her security.
"A security breach occurred at the residence of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a week ago after unknown persons entered her residence, without prior appointment asking for selfies. A complaint was filed with CRPF, investigation is underway," news agency ANI quoted a source as saying.
According to a report published in the NDTV, five people, including a girl, drove in to Priyanka’s residence. They walked straight to her garden and asked for a photo with her. They claimed that they came from a small town in Uttar Pradesh only to click a photo with the Congress leader.
When asked about the massive breach in Priyanka Gandhi’s security, MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said that he had no information about the incident. "I don't know the details yet, I am coming from Lok Sabha. I will go and discuss the matter with my officers," news agency ANI quoted Reddy as saying.
Recently, the Narendra Modi government had removed the SPG security cover of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. The Congress party objected the government's move terming it as 'vindictive' approach.
The Modi government, however, defended its decision and said that the security of Gandhi family was not withdrawn but only replaced to 'Z-plus' with ambulance. "Impression is being created that the SPG Act is amended to withdrew security from the Gandhi family. Security of the Gandhi family has not been withdrawn but changed to 'Z-plus' with advance security liaison and ambulance that will be given across the country," Home Minister Amit Shah had told Parliament.