Police plan survey to convince CM to accept security

At present,Kejriwal’s security at his residence in Kaushambi,Ghaziabad,is being taken care of by the UP police

Written by Shalini Narayan | New Delhi | Published: January 3, 2014 1:10:29 am

After two attempts to convince Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to accept personal security failed,the Delhi Police will now carry out a security survey and submit a report to Kejriwal in a bid to persuade him. Police said the report will contain possible security threats to the chief minister.

While senior officers claimed that security for Kejriwal will continue irrespective of whether he accepts it or not,police said the joint survey was an effort to convince him to accept security.

The survey will be carried out over the next three days by officers of the Special Branch,the Intelligence Bureau,Delhi Police,UP police and the security personnel in charge of protected persons.

The report,which will underline the possible threats with relevant figures and facts,will be submitted to Kejriwal in an attempt to persuade him accept security. If this too fails,the final call will be taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“The report will first be submitted to the Principal Secretary to Kejriwal. Following this,the matter will be referred to Kejriwal himself. He may not have a terror threat perception,but he does have a positional threat since he occupies a high office. Accordingly,we will have to explain to him the problems of turning down security in terms of the load on manpower,money and other parameters,” an officer said.

At present,Kejriwal’s security at his residence in Kaushambi,Ghaziabad,is being taken care of by the UP police. At the Assembly and the Central Secretariat,Delhi Police already maintains a tight security vigil. The main problem,sources said,lies on the route which Kejriwal takes to office every day.

“He has told us that he will give us prior notice if he requires the crowd to be managed at a public meeting. But the main problem is along the route he takes from his home to office. He needs pilot security and personal security. We will substantiate this in the report,” the officer said.

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