Woman detained outside PMO after throwing flower pot at PM Modi’s convoy

  • Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 16:35 IST
The woman refused to clear the PM convoy’s path outside PMO, saying she was not being allowed to meet the prime minister. (HT file photo |Sonu Mehta)

A woman was detained on Wednesday after she hurled a flower pot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy.

The woman refused to clear the convoy’s path at Vijay Chowk, saying she was not being allowed to meet the Prime Minister.

The police took the woman to the Parliament Street police station after the incident. She is being jointly interrogated by central security agencies and the Delhi Police. It wasn’t immediately clear why the woman wanted to meet Modi.

The woman, who lives in Sahibabad near Ghaziabad, approached the route of the convoy outside the South Block just before it was to leave the area. The pilot vehicle in the motorcade – the marshal vehicle -- blocked her and other security personnel caught hold of her when the convoy passed.

A senior police officer said she was able to enter the route as no women police officers were deployed at the spot.

“The woman was persistent to meet the PM. After being stopped, she became furious and damaged some flower pots. At that time, the Prime Minister was inside the office. Later, she tried to get close to the PM’s vehicle after seeing his motorcade leaving the place,” the official said.

Last month, too, Modi’s convoy had to face an unwelcome visitor. A man slipped through several layers of security barricades and threw himself in front of the PM’s convoy in Mysuru.

This is the second incident of a security breach in the capital this year. A woman had thrown ink at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 17 as he addressed a thanksgiving rally on the 15-day trial of traffic rationing measures in Delhi.

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia alleged that the ink attack was a conspiracy by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Delhi Police was part of it.

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