Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

MHA plans Central force cover for Bhagwat

Written by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Posted: February 8, 2014 1:28 am

The Ministry of Home Affairs is planning to engage central police force personnel to provide security to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat who faces threat from terror outfits, a senior official said. Bhagwat already enjoys Z-plus security by the Maharashtra Police and the State Reserve Police. The MHA is keen to provide a mobile security cover to Bhagwat and has sought a report from the CISF.

“While he is in Maharashtra, the state police take care of his security. A central police force is of added advantage as they have a presence across the country and there are not multiple protocol officers involved,” said the official.

He added that the Lok Sabha polls will see a change in security status of many politicians and VIP protectees.

In June last year, the Intelligence Bureau had put on alert security agencies that a Pakistan-based module had been activated to carry out attacks on Hindu leaders, including Bhagwat. The warning was issued ahead of Bhagwat’s tour of various cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Salemabad.

The RSS headquarters in Nagpur already has a tight security cordon after three alleged LeT terrorists were gunned down in front of it in 2006.

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