Arnab Goswami to get Y category security cover over threat from Pak-based terror groups: Report

Arnab Goswami will get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him from close distance.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2016 8:20 pm
Arnab Goswami has been vocal against Pakistan since Uri terror attacks on 18th September Arnab Goswami has been vocal against Pakistan since Uri terror attacks on 18th September

Times NOW editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami will receive “Y category” security cover from the government after the Intelligence Bureau perceived a threat to his life from “Pakistan based terrorists groups”, the Hindustan Times reported. The journalist will get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him from close distance.

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“Goswami is being given security on the basis of a threat-perception analysis by the IB. We will go by the IB recommendation. He faces threats from Pakistan-based terrorist groups due to his comments against them on Times Now,” a Union Home Ministry official, who did not want to be identified as he is not authorised to speak to the media, told the Hindustan Times.

The journalist, who is known for his prime time news-hour debates, has been very vocal against terrorists organisations and Pakistan since Uri terror attacks on 18th September in which 19 army soldiers lost their lives. Goswami, who is based out of Mumbai, has not yet commented on the development. His security is likely to be looked after by the Maharashtra government.

Apart from Arnab Goswami, other journalists who receive similar covers include Zee News’s Sudhir Chaudhary (’X’ category), Samachar Plus’s Umesh Kumar (’Y’ category) and Ashwini Kumar Chopra (’Z Plus’ category).

 

 

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Jan 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    This is the reward for Arnab's unquestionable loyalty to Modiji, even if he has ushered in an era of hyped, twisted and manited journalism. In any other country, this fellow would have been dumped in the garbage bin.
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      shashi kumar
      Oct 18, 2016 at 9:32 am
      Can truth be snubbed by these methods? Modi has challanged Pak to prove the incident of surgical strike as false. But Pak cannot kill every person following Modi, because every Indian is going to support Modi , the great P.M.
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        Katrina
        Oct 18, 2016 at 3:02 am
        Bought slave of Ambani and Modi, he is on their payroll this barking DOG
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          Suresh
          May 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm
          Yes u are also dog and a pros ute
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          Pak Army
          Oct 17, 2016 at 5:32 am
          Count down start. He a paid journalist has been killed last night by RSS. Rip
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            MyTake
            Oct 17, 2016 at 9:29 am
            This is the Ayer effect who wanted Pak to target Modi!
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              PCKULKARNI
              Oct 17, 2016 at 8:32 am
              Anybody who does not support BJP is antinational as per bhakts like you
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                PCKULKARNI
                Oct 17, 2016 at 8:41 am
                Arnab and neutral, what a joke
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                  SubbuI
                  Oct 17, 2016 at 6:37 am
                  ARNAB GOSWAMI! A THIRD CL. FOURTH VARIETY. Vih ORDER ANCHOR BUT SURELY Ist RATE PRESSUTE FULY SOLD TO BJP AND RSS IDEOLOGY, TODAY HE IS THE MOST LIKED AMONG HIS PET DOGS TO NALAYAK MODI. HIS SO CALLED 9O CLOCK NEWS HOUR IS SHOUTING ARENA WHERE THE PANALIST ARE SHOUTED OUT BY THIS MODI BAKTH. SOME TIME THE PANALISTS ARE ASKED TO GET OUT OF THE SHOW. lt;br/gt;WHY ONLY Y TYPE SECURITY? HE WILL BE GIVEN Z SECURITY IF HE WISHES SO. THIS MOST ARROGANT ANCHOR IS NALAYAK NMODI POINTSMAN. EVEN THElt;br/gt;""TIMES NOW" MANAGEMENT CAN NOT TOUCH IRRESPECTIVE SO MANY ADVERSE COMMENTS FROM THEIR " TIMES OF INDIA" READERS WHICH IS THE MOST UNBAISED AND RESPECTED NEWS PAPER.lt;br/gt;ECCENTRIC AND PARVERTED ARNAB IS URED A PLUM PLACEMENT IN NALAYAK NMODI EMPIRE.SO HE IS NOT BOTHERED ABOUT ANY SORT OF CRITICISM. SINCE HE IS THE MOST NOTORIOUS ANCHOR WHO IS HATED BY OVER ALL GENUINE VIEWERS
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                    Anil
                    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:57 am
                    For what...What he owe to the country ...the people...
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                      module
                      Oct 17, 2016 at 5:33 am
                      Basically Arnab Goswami a BJP sponsor man. So long he was sponsoring BJP only. Media's main part to be keep neutral and balance news. It is guaranteed that, either, one way he will join in BJP or BJP will offer him a VIP portfolio like Kiran Bedi, MJ Akbar etc. We all Hindu forever and there is nothing to sponsor Hinduism. Even Samrat Ashoka become Buddhist, whose great gfather was Samrat Chandragupta Murya under Chanakayya. Present politics is full of selfish/corrupt/divide/money and power, nothing about country.
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                        Anand Mohan
                        Oct 17, 2016 at 3:53 am
                        Arnab presently has become totally one sided journalist. Huge security cover to him is taxpayer money wastage. His t v programme reduced to a crying circus show and nothing else.
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                          Anuradha Kalhan
                          Oct 18, 2016 at 1:06 am
                          How about thinking a little before you type? Even you do not know what you say!
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                            Anuradha Kalhan
                            Oct 18, 2016 at 1:04 am
                            No Deviji, I would suggest rest, therapy and psychiatric treatment for the poor man.
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                              Anuradha Kalhan
                              Oct 17, 2016 at 5:36 am
                              Why would any stani terrorist want to kill that sadly deranged Arnab G?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Oh! Maybe because he is new India' s national moral comp.
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                                Arindam Haldar
                                Oct 17, 2016 at 5:52 pm
                                He is not Pseudo secular Journalist like barkha begum and others. I think not the terrorists, the threat is from some particular religion bcos he raised his voice against triple talaq. this particular religion cant digest criticism from anybody, thats why they r so backdated.
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                                  aslam
                                  Oct 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                                  a big drama, why some body kiiled an actor because he deliverd dialouge in film against stan.
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                                    Raj
                                    Oct 18, 2016 at 3:25 am
                                    My tax money being spent on an who earns crores from a privately owned news channel. Shame on whoever decided to provide him state security. This joke Arnab should have at least little bit of shame to accept it. My worst curse on him
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                                      B. SRIDHAR
                                      Oct 17, 2016 at 5:29 am
                                      This threat is a result of our own media people ranting on channels by saying that the timesnow debate is a war room and another journo ranting in USA and all over the place and their envy of Arnab has emboldened the terrorists to shamelessly threaten the messenger! The nation stands by Arnab!
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                                        Bunny Rabbit
                                        Oct 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm
                                        If anything happens to him, India will loose a prime time clown.
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                                          C.v. Sivaprakashan
                                          Oct 17, 2016 at 10:19 am
                                          Arnab has the makings of a true successor to Narendra Modi. He is a rare species among anchors, with glittering pride for the nation, character and courage. He is showing leadership qualities as well. Great Going!
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                                            Dinesh Pandey
                                            Oct 19, 2016 at 6:57 am
                                            Sirf Arnab hi nahi aur bhi nationalist anchor hai Bharat main jaise ki Sardana ji , Awasthi ji,and chaudhary sahab
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