Sonia Gandhi security scare: SPG Commando on duty at 10 Janpath missing, cops in tizzy

By: | Published: September 6, 2017 3:49 PM

A Special Protection Group (SPG) Commando deployed for protection of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's has gone missing from her residence 10 Janpath Marg since September 3.

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A Special Protection Group (SPG) Commando deployed for protection of Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s has gone missing from her residence 10 Janpath Marg since September 3. According to a report by Jansatta.com, the SPG commando, who was not ‘on duty’ on the day he went missing, still reported to work. The Tughlak Road Police has started the search operation and what is troubling the police is the information that even though he was off the roaster, why did he report to duty donning his uniform. According to the missing report lodged by his father, the 31-year-old SPG commando’s name is Rakesh Kumar and he has been residing with his family in a rented flat in Sector 8 of Dwarka area in Delhi.

As per an initial Police investigation, Rakesh had reported to duty on September 1 and even met his colleagues deployed at Sonia Gandhi’s residence. He left the premises at around 11 am and was not carrying his service revolver. Police have also said that the SPG has was not even carrying his mobile phone and thus no contact could be made with him afterward.

When asked by Police, his family ruled out any enmity or feud with anyone. After not having heard from him over 48 hours since September 1, Rakesh’s family reported the matter to the senior authorities posted at Congress President’s house on September 3. Police are still clueless about the case and investigation is underway.

SPG commando security is given to the Prime Minister, former PM and members of their immediate families under the 1988 act of the Parliament. Usually, an SPG commando carries some of the most sophisticated weapons including FN Herstal (assault rifle), Glock Pistol and FN Herstal (P90) and is drawn from Central Armed Police Forces & Railway Protection Force.

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