A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to all the civil and military authorities to act under the superintendence of the Special Protection Group (SPG) when called upon, to ensure security of the Prime Minister and their family members [Ashish Kumar v Union of India and Anr]..A Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh was initially inclined to direct the respondents to treat the petition as a representation. However, after Central Government Standing Counsel Amit Mahajan submitted that the PIL may have some overlapping issues with a plea already pending before the Supreme Court, the bench simply adjourned the matter.It will be taken up again on April 30. .Advocate V Govinda Ramanan, who appeared for the petitioner, told the Court that the present plea was only on the limited point of law that the SPG should have the power of superintendence in respect of the PM’s safety under Section 14 of the Special Protection Group Act.The petitioner argued that it had come to his knowledge through media reports that there was a breach in the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Punjab, and that he was stuck on a flyover for more than 20 minutes which put his life at risk of a terrorist attack.“As per media reports it has also come out in the public domain that the confidential route of the Hon'ble Prime Minister was also leaked, thereby, putting him and the life of the common citizens at risk, which, inter-alia, is also violative of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. It ·has also been seen that the Govt. of Punjab, including the Police officials of the state, instead of coming to the aid of the Respondent No.2 i.e., Special Protection Group in terms of Section 14 · of the SPG Act, 1988 were creating obstacles in the proximate security of the Hon'ble Prime Minister,” the petition said.It said that the country has already seen and experienced the consequences of such fatal lapses pointing out how two former Prime Ministers were assassinated as a consequence of such security lapses and therefore, it poses a threat to national security.