'Security Compromised' During Republic Day Celebrations In Odisha

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26 January 2019

Bikash Das

Bhubaneswar: At a time when various VIPs and VVIPs including Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal were enjoying the 70th Republic Day Celebrations at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here today, an unidentified woman holding the rifle of security personnel has raised security concerns.

A masked woman holding a rifle of security personnel during the Republic Day Celebrations here has been captured on camera. She is seen inspecting the rifle, reportedly an AK-47, since long. It was after the security personnel noticed the camera he took back the deadly weapon from her.

Odisha could have paid a very big price for the security lapse as the incident has occurred just metres away from the podium where the Governor was present. It is also a matter of surprise as hundreds of police personnel had been deployed in the area for security purpose.

After the video of the incident went viral on social media, Twin City Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty has said a probe has been initiated and appropriate action will be taken.