Police have begun a probe into an apparent security lapse during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Thrissur on December 25 when a private car from a by-lane almost ran into the main road through which the Prime Minister's convoy was moving.
"Policemen were posted there and it should not have happened. A report has been sought on how the lapse occurred," DGP Jacob Punnoose said in Thiruvananthapuram.
However, he said the car, driven by a local man, had not reached anywhere near the Prime Minister's car. The pilot vehicles of the convoy noticed the car and turned it away. The convoy had to be halted for one minute, he said.
On enquiry, it was found that the man was going to a nearby shop.
The convoy was proceeding from Kuttanellur helipad to Thrissur town hall where the Prime Minister paid homage to veteran Congress leader K Karunakaran.
The six-km road between Kuttanellur and town hall had been blocked by the police for the safe passage of the convoy. However, when it reached Nadathara junction, the private car ran into the main road causing embarrassment to the SPG and the police.