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PM security lapse: Kerala cops removed

india Updated: Nov 11, 2006 16:04 IST

Two Kerala police officers, who were in charge of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's security during his October visit when his driver motored down a wrong street, were on Saturday removed from their posts.

Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan announced the action against P Chandrashekhar, inspector general in charge of security, and Manoj Abraham, the city police commissioner.

A sub inspector, P Balachandran, was suspended on October 31 itself after the security lapse embarrassed the authorities.

The prime minister was being driven from the airport to Raj Bhavan, the governor's residence, when the driver of Manmohan Singh's car took a wrong turn, bringing the convoy to a halt and causing a rare security breach.

Achuthanandan had ordered an inquiry by Additional Director General of Police Jacob Punnoose.