BENGALURU: In a serious breach of security, a golf ball flew over the chain-link fence of the Bangalore Golf Club and landed at ‘Krishna’, the home office of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, while he was holding meetings inside. The golf ball landed on the indshield of Additional Commissioner of Police (East), Seemanth Kumar Singh’s car, narrowly missing the police personnel who were near the vehicle. It then safely landed in the lawn in front of the residence, raising an alarm. The incident occurred around 5.20 pm when police personnel, journalists and few persons waiting to meet the CM, were outside.
Kumaraswamy, who had finished a meeting with Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and members of BPAC, was entertaining Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Deputy CM G Parameshwara.
The golf ball created quite a flutter inside Krishna, with police officials of CM’s security detail wondering how it could have breached the safety net installed around the Golf Course. However, during a reality check by Express soon after the incident, it was seen that the net was riddled with gaping holes, especially at the Windsor Yield Junction, posing a threat to both motorists and pedestrians.
Following the incident, Parameshwara said that they will inquire into how the golf ball landed in ‘Krishna’ and will talk to the Club authorities to take measures to prevent such incidents in the future.When contacted, police personnel attached to High Grounds police station said that it was not yet clear how the ball had breached the 100-foot high safety net. “According to initial information, the ball, hit from the golf course, deflected off a tree and landed inside ‘Krishna’.
Though an official complaint has not been filed yet, we are looking into the issue,” an official said.It may be recalled that prior to the installation of the safety net, several cases of golf balls hitting pedestrians and motorists had been reported. Later, the height of the safety net was also increased.