FIR against 150 unidentified persons for blocking Modi’s convoy in Punjab

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Farmers protest against Narendra Modi's visit in Punjab. [Photo: Twitter/Tractor2]

Punjab: Police in Punjab have registered an FIR against 150 unidentified people in a case related to the blocking of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s convoy in Ferozepur earlier this week, reports said on Saturday.

Modi was on his way to address a public rally in the state’s Ferozepur. His convoy was stuck on the flyover due to a blockade by protestors.

The FIR has been registered against the accused under Section 283 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to law, whoever, by doing any act, or by omitting to take order with any property in his possession or under his charge, causes danger, obstruction or injury to any person in any public way or public line of navigation, shall be punished with a fine which may extend to Rs 200.

Meanwhile, a GoI team probing the incident reached Punjab. The Punjab government, on the other hand, submitted a report to the GoI saying an FIR has been lodged in the matter.

As per reports, a three-member committee formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) India on Thursday, is seeking details about the sequence of events that unfolded during Modi’s visit on January 5.

The team visited the Pyarayana flyover near Ferozepur in the morning amid foggy conditions and interacted with senior Punjab Police and civil administration officials. The panel is led by Sudhir Kumar Saxena, Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat, and has Balbir Singh, Joint Director of the Intelligence Bureau; and S Suresh, IG, Special Protection Group as two other members.

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