Police caught a man who broke barricades and ran towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy during an election roadshow in Karnataka’s Davangere on Saturday. This was the second attempt at security breach after a similar incident in Hubballi district of the BJP-ruled state.
The intruder has been identified as a youth from Koppal district. The police interrogated him.
Senior police officer Alok Kumar saw a man trying to break the barricade and ran towards him and stopped him. Special Protection Group (SPG) commandos also ran behind them.
“There was no (security) breach. It was an attempted breach. He was stopped by the SPG. The man has been identified as Basavaraj Katgi of Koppal district. He came to Davanagere in a bus to see PM Modi Was,” Mr Kumar told NDTV.
The police officer said, “Due to the pressure on the barricades put up by the mob, it collapsed and Katgi tried to break it… Legal action will be taken against him. We will also take preventive action against him so that this does not happen again.” ” told NDTV. He also tweeted the same.
As is being reported in a section of the media, there was no lapse in the security of Hon’ble Prime Minister in Davangere today. it was a failed attempt
Immediately me and SPG caught him at a safe distance
Appropriate action is being taken in this regard pic.twitter.com/qsqdoBCszN
– Alok Kumar (@alokkumar6994) March 25, 2023
In January, a boy suddenly jumped on the road and entered within an arm’s length of PM Modi in Hubli, Karnataka. He was intercepted at the last moment and the SPG whisked him away.
The boy was carrying a garland and was apparently trying to felicitate PM Modi, who was riding on the running board of an SUV and waving to the cheering crowd.
PM Modi addressed a rally before the roadshow today.
The term of the current Karnataka Assembly ends on May 24 and the election dates can be announced any time now.