PUNJAB: Today, the Punjab government informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court, that they will restore the security of 434 VVIPS from June 7.
The statement was made by the AAP govt Minister before the Bench of Justice Raj Mohan Singh. Today, the state govt has also submitted its report as Punjab and Haryana High Court seeks a detailed report on Security Withdrawal from the State Government.
The court had also asked the Punjab government to submit a report in respect of the order dated May 11, 2022, being available in the public domain and relevant information as to whether the order has become public on account of any RTI information or leakage or in collusion of someone having access to the order in question be also brought on record by the adjourned date.
Advocate Madhu Dayal, the counsel for Soni, contended before the high court that the Punjab Police withdrew the security cover of 184 ex-ministers and former MLAs on a “pick and choose basis rather than actual threat perception” after the formation of the current AAP government.
“The withdrawal is a result of populist action being taken by the government, instead of assessment of the actual serious threat to the lives of these persons…. Z+ category security has been provided to Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi, and Raghav Chadha, MP, Rajya Sabha, Punjab, amongst others,” argued Dayal