Delhi Police was kept in the dark about PM's airport visit

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday were taken aback when they learnt from the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gone to the airport to receive Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, without keeping them in the loop.

Joint Commissioner of Police Dependra Pathak said that senior officers learnt through the media about Prime Minister Modi travelling from his Lok Kalyan Marg official residence to Delhi's Palam Air Force station in normal traffic and with no route restrictions in place.

The Delhi Police is responsible for the security of VVIP movements in the national capital.

"Generally, we are informed about any VVIP movement in advance and accordingly route restrictions are put in place for security purpose. But, we were not informed about Prime Minister's visit to the airport today (Friday)," Pathak told IANS.

At the airport, the Prime Minister welcomed Hasina, who is on four-day visit to India from Friday, with a bouquet as she alighted from the aircraft.

Both the leaders are expected to ink over 20 agreements ranging from ICT to defence cooperation during the visit.