Man jumps barricade, runs towards Modi’s convoy


India: In a major breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security during a road show in Karnataka’s Devangere, a man jumped barricade and ran towards his convoy on Saturday. The man, hailing from Koppal, has been detained.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social platforms. The police, however, sought to downplay the incident, saying it was just an “unsuccessful attempt”.

ADGP Law and Order Alok Kumar tweeted : “As being reported in a section of media, there was no breach in security as such of Hon’ble PM at Davangere today. It was an unsuccessful attempt. He was caught immediately by myself and SPG at a safe distance. Appropriate action is being taken in this regard”.

In a similar incident in Karnataka’s Hubbali in January, a young boy jumped onto the road and ran towards the prime minister with a garland. He was whisked away by the security personnel.

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