Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Centre had ordered a "high-level" inquiry into the security breach, last month, at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi's residence, adding the government didn't want to take any chance and had therefore suspended three personnel.
Shah also claimed that five people, who arrived at Priyanka's residence, were Congress workers, and the guards had permitted them because they were expecting Rahul Gandhi to pay a visit to her sister in a similar black-coloured car.
"The incident happened on November 25. Priyanka Gandhi received the information that Rahul Gandhi was coming to meet her in a black SUV, but another black SUV came at the same time, which had Meerut Congress leader Sharda Tyagi," Shah was quoted as saying by ANI.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Shah also emphasised the SPG cannot be made "status symbol", adding it can't be provided to everyone. The Rajya Sabha later passed the bill after a "dissatisfied" Congress staged a walkout.
"SPG cover is meant for only the 'head of the state', we cannot be giving it to everyone. We don't oppose one family, we are against dynasty politics," Shah said.
Taking a swipe at the previous governments, Shah said: "This is the 5th amendment in the SPG Act. This amendment is not brought in by keeping Gandhis in mind, but, one thing that I can say for sure is that the previous 4 amendments were done by keeping only one family in mind."
The home minister said there was no discussion when the SPG security cover of Manmohan Singh and other non-Gandhi families was withdrawn.