The plot resembles that of Shakespeares The Comedy of Errors,but the Home ministry neither finds it funny nor is allowing any room for error.
Following reports of threats to Director General of Police (Punjab) Sumedh Singh Saini,the Home ministry has directed the Delhi Police to provide security to Sainis twin brother,Dinesh Singh,who is an IAS officer living in the Capital. Dinesh,the ministry noted,looks almost like the DG (Punjab).
The ministrys orders follow its meeting with the Intelligence Bureau,held on the second week of April.
It was decided at the meeting that since the threat perception on DG Saini is very high,his brother,who is a twin and a look-alike,should also be provided tight security.
Dinesh is currently posted as the Joint Secretary with the Ministry of Small Industries.
Dinesh has been provided with Y-threat-based category security by the Delhi Police. A personal security officer (PSO) will be accompanying him round-the-clock. There are other security officers of the Delhi Police who are posted at his residence, said a source.
Dineshs family members,who live with him in Delhi,have also been provided security by the Punjab Police.
At present,Dinesh has 3 PSOs from the Punjab Police,his wife has 2 PSOs and his son has 2 PSOs.
Sources said the threat perception to Dinesh was the same as that of the DG (Punjab).
Saini is known for his tough stand on issues and was instrumental in neutralising many terrorists units in the state. In 1991,he was injured in an attack by the terrorist forces in Chandigarh. He has been involved in neutralising many insurgents during the 80s and 90s.
Sumedh Singh Saini has proved to be tough on terror elements. After the new government was formed earlier this year,he was appointed the chief of Punjab Police in a bid to tackle terrorism and maintain law and order. Before the security was given to him,there was a security review conducted by IB and MHA. This is why his twin brother in Delhi has also been given proper security, said a source.
The Y-threat category is the third highest level of security provided by the police.