VVIP causes security scare at PM's house
It later turned out that the elderly Sikh was none other than Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's brother and he had forgotten to get him picked up at the Railway station despite prior information.india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 04:11 IST
Weeks before two air hostesses created ripples by driving through the outergate of Prime Minister's official residence, recently there was an aged Sikh visitor, who got down from an auto-rickshaw with baggage in hand creating flutters among security.
It later turned out that the elderly Sikh was none other than Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's brother and he had forgotten to get him picked up at the Railway station despite prior information.
Quick inquiries were made on the wireless and it transpired that the PM forgot to inform the elite Special Protection group about the arrival of his brother.
The SPG personnel took the PM's brother, who had taken an autorickshaw from the railway station to the Race Course Road residence and tried to ascertain his identity from central security agencies in Punjab.
SPG officials also informed the close aides of the Prime Minister that they had detained a person who said he was his brother.
As the word reached the prime minister, he rushed to the reception area where his brother had been detained telling his staff that it could be him and that he had forgotten to send a car to fetch him from the railway station.
Singh profusely apologised and hugged his brother.
The Prime Minister then picked up his suitcase and bag and started escorting him into the house. The luggage was then taken by the surprised SPG personnel.
First Published: Aug 22, 2006 02:52 IST