Guards at Priyanka Gandhi’s house thought it was brother Rahul’s car

Security personnel at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s residence in central Delhi’s Lodhi Estate let a family of five drive uninspected through its gates last month because they believed that the car belonged to her brother Rahul Gandhi.

Meerut resident Chandrashekhar Tyagi and his family had come in a Tata Safari car similar to that of the former Congress chief, who was expected around that time.

Reports suggest that Priyanka was strolling through the lawn when Mr Tyagi and his family, which also included a girl, drove to the porch of her residence. They then walked up to her and asked if she would mind posing for photographs with them. She obliged, and even exchanged pleasantries with the unexpected visitors.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah commenting on the matter said: “An inquiry has been ordered, and three people suspended, in connection with this violation.”

Priyanka Gandhi was provided security by the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) until the central government downgraded it to Z-Plus last month. Under the revised arrangement, she is protected by a large team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) instead.

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