PM security breach: SCBA chief writes to Justice Indu Malhotra over threat calls to lawyers

The Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh has requested Justice (Retd) Indu Malhotra, who has been appointed to chair the enquiry committee into the Prime Minister's security breach case, to enquire into threat calls received by advocates.

In a letter to Justice Indu Malhotra on Wednesday, Singh said: "On January 10, several advocates on-record practicing in the Supreme Court received a threat call from an unknown international number (+447418365564). The caller also warned the Judges of the Supreme Court to refrain from hearing the PIL by NGO Lawyer's Voice seeking probe into the security breach on the ground that the Supreme Court has not been able to punish the culprits of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots."

Singh said even today a similar call was received by some lawyers from an unknown number (+19059631429). Calling it a serious act, Singh said the act relates to the safety and security of lawyers and also impinges upon the independence of the justice delivery system.

Singh requested Justice Malhotra to enquire in the said incident as well while examining the issue of breach of security.

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli on Wednesday appointed Justice Indu Malhotra to head the committee that will investigate the reasons behind the lapse in the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy in Punjab.