Security details of President Kovind’s visit to Kanpur ‘leaked’, probe ordered

Uttar Pradesh police ordered an investigation after a document containing details of the security arrangements for President Ram Nath Kovind’s two-day visit to Kanpur appeared on some WhatsApp groups, authorities said Wednesday.

The document with details on security, deployment of forces at the places Kovind attended, and other protocols was distributed to senior officials, but was found in circulation on some WhatsApp groups after which Kanpur Police Commissioner Asim Arun , ordered an investigation into the matter. saying.

Additional Deputy Police Commissioner (Traffic) Rahul Mithas has been asked to carry out the investigation and find out the details, Arun said.

The officer has been asked to establish the identities of those responsible for making the document public and also to explore the facts and intent behind the act, he said.

“The document that appeared in some WhatsApp groups contained details of the security that was given to the president, his fleet, the deployment of forces in all places and even had the names, designations and contact numbers of all police personnel and their duties, “said an officer. .

Kovind arrived in Kanpur on a two-day visit for the centennial celebrations of the birth of former MP Chaudhary Harmohan Singh Yadav, who was also a Shaurya Chakra winner.

Earlier, he was greeted by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel, and the chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, at the Chakeri airport.

On Thursday, Kovind will attend Harcourt Butler Technical University’s centennial celebrations.


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