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Man held for breaching PM Modi’s security in Varanasi, jumps in front of his convoy in search for job

The incident occurred when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his way to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport after establishing the foundation stone of the international cricket stadium in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Varanasi: A major lapse in the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to fore during his visit to Varanasi on Saturday. A youth jumped in front of PM Modi’s convoy in search for a job. This incident happened outside Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Center in Varanasi when PM Modi’s convoy was going towards Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport.

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At present he is being interrogated. The man has been identified as Krishna Kumar, a BJP worker. He was just 20 metres away from the Prime Minister’s convoy. Police and security officials immediately caught him. Kumar, who is a resident of Ghazipur, was seen running towards Modi’s convoy. According to officials, “Krishna Kumar, son of Bharat Kumar, is a senior BJP worker. He is mentally disturbed and wanted to meet PM Modi”.

According to media reports, the detained youth is a BJP worker living in Ghazipur district. He wanted to meet the Prime Minister regarding his demand for a job in the Indian Army. This has not been officially confirmed. During the search, SPG found the ID card of BJP President JP Nadda’s program from him.

This is not the first case of lapse in security of PM Modi. Before this, their security had been breached about 9 times. A mobile phone was thrown towards PM Modi during a road show in Mysuru, Karnataka on 30 April. Earlier on January 19, a 38-year-old man had entered the VVIP area in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. The biggest case came to light in Firozpur. On January 5, 2022, PM Modi’s convoy stopped at the flyover for 15-20 minutes. The farmers had blocked the road ahead.

During his 6-hour stay in Kashi, PM Modi participated in 3 programs. During this, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the cricket stadium built at a cost of Rs 450 crore. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and cricket legends, including Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, and others attended the ceremony. He also held a public meeting in Ganjari. He inaugurated 16 residential schools at Rudraksh Centre. The stadium will have a capacity to accommodate 30,000 spectators and it will take at least 30 months to construct it.

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