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G20 security into a tizzy after Biden’s convoy car enters UAE crown prince hotel in Delhi

The driver of the vehicle said he was providing service to another customer before reaching the US president’s hotel.

New Delhi, Sept 8 (ANI): A bomb squad team at Bhagwan Das Road as part of a security check for the G20 Summit, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

THE opening day of the ongoing G20 summit in New Delhi witnessed a breach of protocol as a car from the convoy of US president Joe Biden entered a hotel in the capital where the crown prince of the UAE was staying.

Security agencies responded to the situation that developed on Saturday (9) in a frenzy, NDTV reported.

While interrogating the driver of the vehicle, officials found that he had decided to serve his other customers before going to the hotel where Biden was staying.

He said he had been asked to reach the US president’s hotel around 9.30 am but since he had time in the morning, he accepted another customer to reach the hotel where the top guest from the UAE was staying, by 8 am.

The customer, a businessman, was in the car when the security personnel stopped them at the gate of the hotel where the UAE crown prince was staying.

The driver said he was not aware of the security protocols. While he was released after questioning, he was removed from Biden’s convoy.

Authorities in the Indian capital imposed strict traffic curbs on the occasion of the G20 summit.

Fighter jets, drones, paramilitary forces had been deployed across the national capital to ensure security of the delegates.

Drone incident

Another breach of protocol was reported ahead of the summit on Friday (8) when a drone was spotted flying over a locality in Delhi. After receiving information, the police registered a first information report. Upon further probe, the officers found that the drone was being flown from a birthday party celebrated in the same locality to take videos of the event.

The police registered a case under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for disobedience to orders duly promulgated by public servants.

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