Govt grants Nita Ambani Y category security cover

Nita Ambani security cover: Officials said about ten armed men will be travelling with her every time she is mobile.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 26, 2016 9:27 am
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After Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani was accorded a ‘Z’ category security few years ago, the government has now granted ‘Y’ category security cover of armed CRPF commandos to his wife Nita Ambani.

Officials on Monday said Nita has recently been provided a full ‘Y’ cover of about ten armed men who will be travelling with her every time she is mobile.

They said a threat assessment report prepared by central security agencies reported the requirement of a special security cover for her after which the Union Home Ministry sanctioned the protection.

As her husband was already a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) protectee, the new responsibility was entrusted to the country’s largest paramilitary as “logistical arrangements” would be easy to do, they said.

“The security cover will be fully paid for, like in the case of her husband. A team of about 10 CRPF commandos with an escort vehicle will secure the new protectee,” they added.

The business tycoon couple are possibly the only private corporate entity to be accorded government VVIP security cover after the Union Home Ministry had first approved the facility for country’s richest business leader (Mukesh Ambani) in 2013.

It was then reasoned that Mukesh Ambani is under ‘potential’ threat and private security guards cannot perform the task of securing him as they are not allowed to carry weapons of higher calibre and sophistication.

Under the ‘Z’ category security, Ambani has a pilot and escort vehicle with commandos armed with sophisticated weapons who give him proximate security every time he moves in Mumbai, where he is based, or any other part of country.

‘Y’ is a scaled down category but the commandos are similarly armed, they said.

The ‘Z’ category is the second highest VVIP security cover after the ‘Z+’ bracket which has about 40 commandos for the protectee. CRPF is providing VVIP security cover to as many as 58 protectee.

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  1. Suchindranath Aiyer
    Jul 28, 2016 at 4:38 am
    We must be grateful to the "terrorists" for creating a pecking order and social strata in India's "casteless" Page 3 society. What the Indian Republic is Consutionally incapable of is establishing equality under law, and therefor, rule of law, and as a result, competence and integrity.
    1. H
      Jul 26, 2016 at 4:41 am
      security is for protection, it seems that the family as done something wrong with public, there fore they have been given protection from the government with public money. we respcect everyone but by the name of VVIP and orther aspects they are wasting public money which can be utilzed in orther useful aspect, ambani family as enouch money for paying money to govt security , if they really requied.
      1. naidu kare
        Jul 26, 2016 at 4:20 am
        subramanian swamy also has some sort of cover. God knows why? Or may be he too is paying for his security. Can some one explain so that the average indian can understand how he is spending money to protect the leaders while his wife and sisters go to market places where they are hared and hurt by the chain and bag snatchers
        1. Prateek Agrawal
          Jul 26, 2016 at 9:42 am
          This is an insult to the jawans who are being treated as some sort of bodyguards! lt;br/gt;i dont care what other countries do but these people join the forces to serve the nation not to serve modi's masters and his family! lt;br/gt;BJP's so called nationalists should hang their heads in shame!! lt;br/gt;height of hypocrisy!
          1. Ramachandra Rao
            Jul 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm
            At whose cost and what cost?
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