On Punjab Security Breach, Will take big and tough decisions: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi: Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is gathering information about security breaches during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab and “big and tough decisions” will be taken.

During a briefing about the Union Cabinet meeting, Thakur said that some people have already approached the Supreme Court in this regard.

“The Home Ministry has also spoken about taking action. After gathering information, whatever steps will be taken… Big and tough decisions will be taken,” he told reporters here. “I firmly believe that the judicial system of the country does justice to all and when such mistakes happen, whatever steps need to be taken will be taken,” the minister said.

Apart from the Cabinet meeting and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs meeting, the PM also chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday.

The cabinet is said to have discussed the issue of a security breach, with several ministers expressing concern and seeking “exemplary action” in the matter. “Many ministers also felt that exemplary action should be taken in this matter so that such incidents are never repeated again,” a minister said.

Later in a press conference, Union Minister Smriti Irani hit out at the Congress leadership after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi spoke to Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and expressed displeasure over the PM’s security breach on Wednesday.