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Major lapse during PM's visit to Noida on Christmas: Two cops suspended for leading his convoy on wrong route
Two policemen have been suspended for taking a wrong turn and slowing down the PM's convoy on December 25, a major security lapse.

The two policemen were in the vehicle that was leading the convoy and when they took a wrong turn, the whole motorcade followed them and got stuck in traffic.

The two policemen have been identified as sub-inspector Dilip Singh and constable Jaipal. The incident took place on the Greater Noida Expressway on Monday. The Uttar Pradesh police ordered a probe into the incident on Wednesday and two DSPs and one IPS officer who were in charge of the movement of the PM's convoy will also be probed.

The police have launched an investigation into the incident as it is a major security lapse especially given the fact that no security arrangements were made on the main expressway keeping in mind that the PM was not supposed to take that route.

The PM had come to Amity University to deliver an address marking the launch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line. He was on his way to the Botanical Garden helipad when the lapse took place.

The launch has already stirred a controversy when the BJP and the DMRC did not invite the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for the inauguration ceremony despite the Delhi government being 50 per cent shareholder in Delhi Metro.

Since the pilot vehicle that was leading the convoy took a wrong turn, the whole cavalcade was found traveling on the expressway instead of the service lane that it was scheduled to take. Though the PM's security ensured that the cavalcade does not come to a halt, it was slowed down because of the traffic and was late by 6 minutes in reaching the helipad.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was present when the security breach occurred has sought an explanation from the officials in charge.

According to officials, some action against the police officials found responsible for the breach might follow after a report is submitted to the government in the next two days.

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