When HM’s right turn left security agencies with bated breath
Srinagar, May 24: At a time when security agencies were on tenterhooks during Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s Srinagar visit Wednesday, his vehicle taking a right turn on return from Cheshma Shahi literally left the police and other concerned quarters with bated breath.
Highly placed sources told Greater Kashmir that as Chidambaram left Nehru Guesthouse after chairing a high level meeting attended by the government top brass, his sedan took an “unscheduled” right on the Boulevard whereas majority of other vehicles including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s cavalcade drove towards left of the plush road, scheduled to be the HM’s route to Technical Airport at Rangreth in south City.
Sources said barely two or three vehicles, which were in the proximity of Chidambaram’s vehicle escorted the visiting dignitary, while a big number of others, who had to see him off, missed the track.
Greater Kashmir learnt from reliable sources that the Home Minister enjoyed a drive along the famed Dal banks upto Nishat before taking a U-Turn for a flight from the airport.
But during this half-an-hour odd dilemma, many including senior police officials “temporarily lost contact” with the high profile guest.
Amid this confusion, the cavalcades kept looking for whom to follow, and which way. And by that time the Home Minister had reached the Rangreth Airport wherefrom he flew back to the New Delhi. But till then many in the government were left with bated breath.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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