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Flutter after 'green light' pointed at Rahul in Amethi roadshow, MHA says no threat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 'green light' pointed at during his roadshow in on Wednesday created a scare, but the said there was no threat to his life.

However, sources said that a security breach was alleged when the light was seen pointed at the of Rahul during the roadshow. This led to security concerns within the party, but it was later found that the light was from a camera.

When contacted, a said as soon as the ministry's attention was drawn to reports about the incident, the (Special Protection Group) was asked to verify the factual position.

"(SPG) has informed MHA that they have gone through the video clipping of the incident very closely. The 'green light' shown in the clipping was found to be that of a mobile phone used by the AICC photographer, who was videographing the impromptu press interaction of near the collectorate at

"(SPG) has also informed MHA that this position was conveyed to the personal staff of Director (SPG) has confirmed that there was no security implication whatsoever," the said.

chief the party has written no letter pertaining to alleged security breach to

The spokesperson corroborated this saying, "MHA has not received any letter from the party."

When asked at the AICC briefing, Congress spokesperson said there is no letter, there is no complaint.

"Let me make it very clear that the obligation of security, especially, during election time and in particular for a SPG protectee is squarely on the SPG, on the security forces and ultimately in some sense on the MHA. I have no doubt that they are aware of their responsibility to discharge their duties as the ultimate protector, just like they would discharge of every other SPG protectee, be it the of the Congress party or the of this country or any other of any other party, who has SPG protection," he told reporters.

Asked about the purported letter of the Congress and whether the party would file a complaint, Singhvi said, "Why should I file a complaint when neither I nor the MHA is taking cognisance (of the letter).

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:10 IST
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