- Police officers were seen participating in the festivities, consuming food in groups
- A police officer of official rank was seen touching the feet of a minister.
- Some unauthorized personnel also crossed the Chief Minister’s security cordon.
Several uniformed policemen were drunk at the wedding performance of the Punjab prime minister’s son, a senior police officer revealed in a letter to the chief state policeman. Several other security loopholes have been identified in the letter. A police officer has also been suspended.
Prime Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s son, Navjit Singh, married engineering graduate Simrandheer Kaur at a Gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday.
Security loopholes were found in the “women’s sangeet function” organized at the Arista complex in Mohali on 8 October.
In a detailed letter to the state’s Director General of Police, the senior police officer says security arrangements failed. Many armed employees entered the scene uncontrollably due to “weak control” at the front door.
Police personnel deployed to the scene in civilian clothes were seen participating in the festivities and consuming food and drink in groups. A police officer of official rank was seen touching the feet of a minister, which according to the letter was a subject of much discussion.
CCTV cameras were not installed to monitor VIPs and “special people” as they exited their vehicles. “Anyone can enter the place disguised as a VIP in this way,” the letter adds.
Commandos posted for Mr. Channi’s security were “mostly busy watching videos on their phones,” and some of the security personnel in charge of their security were found to be consuming alcohol. Personnel deployed to the entrance gates also reportedly left their service points before the end of the performance.
Some unauthorized personnel also crossed the Chief Minister’s security cordon.