PM's Security Scare? Black Balloons Released Near Chopper In Andhra

The police said there was no security breach and two balloons were released 4.5 km away from airport, five minutes after he left.

The black balloons were released near the helicopter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi:

Black balloons spotted near Prime Minister Narendra Modi's chopper as it took off from an airport in Andhra Pradesh sparked a security scare today.

Visuals showed the balloons near PM Modi's helicopter soon after take-off in Vijaywada's Gannavaram airport. 

The police said there was no security breach and two balloons were released 4.5 km away from airport, five minutes after he left.

Some Congress leaders were protesting at the airport where PM Modi's chopper took off. They were seen holding black balloons and placards as they shouted slogans targeting the Prime Minister.

Four Congress workers have been caught and one is still missing.

Congress leaders had given a nationwide call to oppose PM Modi by showing black balloons.

The Prime Minister flew from Hyderabad to Vijaywada on a special plane and took a chopper to Bhimavaram.  

Before the PM's arrival, at around 8:30 am, three people, Sunkadara Padmashree, Parvathi and Kishore, were seen walking towards the airport with balloons. They were stopped, the police said. 

Five minutes after PM Modi took off, two Congress members, Rajeev Ratan and Ravi Prakash, climbed a building under construction and released the balloons.  

Ravi Prakash has been taken into custody while Rajeev Ratan is missing. The police are on the look-out for him.

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