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Will pay for 'Z' category security myself: Mukesh Ambani

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Apr 22, 2013 at 03:04pm IST

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New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani has said he will be paying for his Z-category security. The DG of CRPF had earlier told CNN-IBN that it would cost Rs 14 lakh a month to provide Mukesh Ambani the security which includes salary, supervision and escort charges.

Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Admi Party had protested against the VIP security being provided to Mukesh Ambani.

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Mukesh Ambani is the first such private individual in the country to get this level of security on account of an enhanced threat perception against him. Under the 'Z' category security, Ambani will have pilot and follow-on vehicles with commandos armed with sophisticated weapons and they will give him proximate security every time he moves in Mumbai or any other part of country.

Sources said a security and threat analysis conducted by central security agencies recommended that Ambani should be provided round-the-clock armed security cover after which the Home Ministry issued the orders.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has earmarked a 28-member team for the task culling personnel out from its battalion based in Uttar Pradesh.

Recently, Ambani's office had also informed the Mumbai police about threat letters being issued to the honcho purportedly on behalf of the home grown terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM). The city police is also planning to fortify Ambani's sprawling residential building 'Antilia' in south Mumbai's Altamount Road.

Following the threat letter received by Ambani's office, security in and around Antilia has been tightened. Shinde had recently said trimming of security cover to VIPs by the state governments had led to the sudden rush of people approaching his ministry for security after they apprehended threat to their lives.

With additional information from PTI

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