Priyanka Gandhi gestures during an event. File
The Lucknow traffic police has handed over a challan of Rs6,300 to the owner of the scooty on which Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra rode on Saturday.
Priyanka Gandhi was on her way to meet the family of jailed former IPS officer and social activist SR Darapuri when she was stopped by the police on Saturday evening, and hopped on to the scooty of a Congress worker for a short distance.
The scooty with the registration number UP32 HB 8270 has now been given a challan because the driver and Priyanka who was sitting pillion were not wearing helmets which are mandatory.
The scooty belongs to Congress leader Dheeraj Gujjar.
Meanwhile, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday denied any security breach in Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's recent trip to Lucknow when she went to meet families of those detained in anti-CAA protests.
The CRPF, in a statement, blamed Priyanka for the "violations" by travelling as a pillion rider on a scooty and letting a man climb on to a stage at her event here.
The paramilitary force, which provides her armed commandos under the 'Z plus' category, said the Congress leader undertook "unscheduled" movement without intimation to the security personnel.
"Therefore, an advanced security liaison (ASL) could not be conducted," the CRPF statement said.
"During travelling, the protectee used non-bullet resistant civil vehicle without a personal security officer. The protectee took a lift in scooty as a pillion rider," the statement said and added: "Despite the security constraints, the CRPF provided appropriate security cover." "Such security lapses have been communicated to the protectee and advised for ensuring proper security arrangements in future," it added.
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