Tent collapse at Modi rally: Probe team finds serious security lapses on part of Bengal govt

NEW DELHI: A fact-finding group that looked into causes and instances behind cave in of a dome hangar during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public assembly in Midnapore, West Bengal on July 16, has found critical lapses on a part of the state executive in making the security preparations as well as violation of 'Blue Book' laws on many counts.

As reported by means of the high-level fact-finding group and intelligence companies, the executive and police brass of the district - West Midnapore - have been missing from the venue during the PM's tournament. While the district magistrate involved skipped the assembly, SP of some other district was made accountable for the venue in the absence of SP, West Midnapore. A Central executive official mentioned it is unheard of and towards the established apply for the district magistrate not to be provide during a public tournament attended by means of Prime Minister in his district.


No different senior police officer just like the Inspector General (DIG) or Deputy Inspector General (DIG) was provide at the venue. In truth, SP, West Midnapore, reached the venue best after the cave in of the dome hangar.


The fact-finding group, headed by means of secretary (security) in the Cabinet Secretariat S Okay Sinha, has found that there was no practice session or advance briefing of the policemen deployed for the PM's public rally, nor was the mandatory coordination with organisers performed by means of the district management. In truth, the law enforcement officials on the spot did not take any action to stop people from climbing on to the poles of the dome hangar, leading to its cave in.


Around 90 people have been injured in the cave in. PM Modi lower brief his speech and directed his SPG personnel to lend a hand the injured. The injured have been rushed to the clinic, the place Modi later paid them a seek advice from.


The probe has found that the district management or West Bengal's Public Works Department had not related themselves with the erection of the dome hangar, nor did they give you the required security certificate.
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