Security Cover

  • Kejriwal refuses to accept security, police says he has to take it March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Controversy is brewing over Z category security for AAP leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Police has included him in the list of VIPs who receive Z category security. Kejriwal was provided with the security after specific threats were received against him from Indian...
  • Kejriwal's objection to security overruled, Ghaziabad police to give 'Z' security cover January 13, 2014

    Notwithstanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's stand against taking any security cover, Ghaziabad police has decided to provide 'Z' category protection to him from Monday. As per the security plan outlined by the district police, 30 personnel would be deployed round-the-clock to provide security to Kejriwal. Kejriwal presently resides with his...
  • Raje says no to luxurious CM bungalow, promises to stop at red lights January 7, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje seems to have taken a leaf out of her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal's book -- cutting down on her security and turning down a luxurious residence. Raje, who had been at the receiving end of the opposition parties for her upscale lifestyle during her previous tenure,...
  • People gather outside Kejriwal's house, urge him to take security cover January 3, 2014

    A section of Delhi's populace on Friday gathered outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Kaushambi residence and asked him to take the security cover offered by the Delhi Police. Raising slogans like "Jan jan se awaaz hai aayi, surksha le lo Arvind Bhai" (The public are asking you to take security), the protestors said the CM needed...
  • Arvind Kejriwal turns down Ghaziabad SSP's request for security cover December 26, 2013

    AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday turned down Ghaziabad SSP's request for taking security cover. On Thursday morning, Kejriwal told Uttar Pradesh Police officials, deployed by SSP Dharmendra Singh outside his house, that he does not need any security and they should go back. "We came here...
  • NSG blackcat commandos providing security cover to Lalu may be withdrawn October 1, 2013

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad, who was convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi on Monday in the fodder scam case, may lose his Z+ security cover provided by the NSG black cat commandos. Sources said a decision to withdraw the commandos could soon be taken as the threat...
  • Left lashes out at govt for giving Z-plus cover to Ambani April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Monday lashed out at the government for providing armed commando cover to top corporate leader Mukesh Ambani, saying the common people have been left in the lurch as gruesome incidents of rape keep happening. "It is unprecedented that at a time when such ghastly and...
  • Mukesh Ambani gets 'Z' category security April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the new entrant to the 'Z' category VIP security club after the Union Home Ministry recently approved an armed commando squad following threat perception to the business tycoon. The Home Ministry has tasked country's lead anti-Naxal operations force CRPF to take...
  • Government strips VK Singh of Z 'Plus' security cover December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Government has decided to withdraw all security cover provided to former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, who has been taking part in a number of protests over corruption, Delhi gangrape incident and other issues. The former Army Chief was provided Z 'Plus' security cover till November 30 but...
  • 17,000 policemen in B'lore for peaceful Eid August 20, 2012

    Bangalore: The city police have intensified their crackdown on persons targeting people from the northeast who are living in the city. On Sunday, six persons were arrested by the Adugodi and Ashok Nagar police for allegedly threatening people from the northeastern states. With this, the total number of arrests since Thursday...
  • UP: Mayawati's security cover reduced March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) debacle in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, party chief Mayawati loses her security cover. Two days after taking oath, the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in UP withdrew 400 security branch personnel and security cars including escort and pilots from outgoing chief minister...
  • Security up as India celebrates 65th I-Day August 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Armed security personnel on Monday manned Delhi's streets, keeping a hawk-eyed vigil to pre-empt any possible terrorist strike on Independence Day. An elaborate ground-to-air security apparatus was put in place in the city, especially near Red Fort where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unfurled the tri-colour and addressed the...
  • IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt gets back security May 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) on Tuesday increased security for Deputy Inspector General of Police Sanjeev Bhatt. The State government withdrew it after the IPS officer filed an affidavit over the role of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the post Godhra riots. After withdrawing his security, the...
  • Gujarat DGP warns Sanjiv Bhatt to keep away May 1, 2011

    New Delhi: There seems to be more trouble for IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt. A day after the Gujarat government withdrew his commando security, the state's Director General of Police has now threatened him with departmental action for not being respectful to senior officers. Just a week ago Bhatt had filed...
  • Mar 30 report suggests high security for Bhatt April 30, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Hours after scaling down the security cover for Gujarat Police DIG Sanjiv Bhatt's security, the Gujarat government defended its decision by pointing to the threat assessment report. Gujarat police has claimed that the report does not recommend any police protection for the IPS officer. But another threat assessment report, dated...
  • J&K: 400 political activists lose security cover February 14, 2011

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has removed the security cover of around 400 activists of major parties following a review of their security needs against the backdrop of declining militancy and diminishing threats, an official said Monday. The government decision late Sunday has affected almost all parties, including the ruling...
  • Govt blinks, no security downgrade for politicians July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Gun-toting policemen and the beacon on your car announces one has arrived in life. If there is one issue that unites politicians across party lines, it is the police paraphernalia. And this is why decibel levels rose in Parliament following reports of a security downgrade for certain politicians....
  • Lok Sabha disrupted over Mayawati's security July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha began proceedings on a chaotic note on Thursday with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MPs noisily protesting against the Government's reported move to downgrade security for their leader, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, forcing adjournment of the house. Irate BSP members took up the issue as soon...
  • Security cover withdrawn from Lalu's residence May 19, 2009

    Patna: Amid speculations that outgoing Railway Minister Lalu Prasad might not get any berth in the new Union Cabinet, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) camp was withdrawn from his bungalow in Patna on Tuesday. The camp, with about 100 RPF personnel, was setup within the official bungalow of the Leader of...
  • Prince William security beefed up over IRA attack fear March 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The security cover for Britain's Princes, William and Harry has allegedly been stepped up. This enhancement has taken place over fears that Irish Republican Army (IRA) terrorists are plotting to kill them. Scotland Yard fears that the Princes, who are officers in the British Army, are prize targets...
  • Terror casualty: Security clouds over IPL dates March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The latest casualty of terror could be the Indian Premiere League (IPL) as the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore has rattled the cricketing world. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary N Srinivasan has written a letter to the Central Government saying that the...
  • Private sector units make a beeline for CISF cover February 21, 2009

    New Delhi: With the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Amendment Bill getting approval from the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the corporate sector is now queuing up at the Ministry of Home Affairs to seek security cover. The CISF can now guard private sector units. The CISF Amendment Bill has extended CISF's...
  • Get rid of red beacons and security, India tells netas December 18, 2008

    New Delhi: In India, lal batti (red beacon) spells power and along with lal battis the bigger your security cover, the greater your political status. Take for example Union Railways Minister, Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri - Bihar's most fortified couple. One-hundred-and-ninety-five policemen guard them round the clock, and...
  • Security cover a status symbol for many politicians December 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian politicians believe that a red beacon light on their cars and high security are the status symbols of power. But with anger against politicians on the rise following the Mumbai terror attack is it time for our leaders to shed their security paraphernalia. Many lesser known politicians like BL...
  • Chidambaram turns down Z-security, begins rehaul December 16, 2008

    New Delhi: India's new home minister P Chidambaram leads from the front and by example. The man in charge of India's internal security has decided to put the nation before self and has categorically denied enhancement of security cover to Z-category. He currently has Y-category security, which was provided when he...
  • Centre offers security if Bengal takes back Taslima December 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre is ready to provide security assistance to the West Bengal Government for the protection of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has expressed her desire to return to Kolkata, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in Bangalore on Thursday. Mukherjee said Taslima is currently being provided security by...
  • EC gears up, will visit UP next week June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: To ensure that the seven-phase assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh beginning April 7 are an infallible affair, the Election Commission will be visiting the state next week to ensure that the seven-phase assembly elections in the politically sensitive state are a infallible affair. The visit of the entire Commission...
  • Hero to zero: Cricketers under threat June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The home towns of the cricketers playing for Team India at the World Cup went on a security alert on Saturday as cricket-crazy Indians ventured out to the streets to vent their fury over the lackluster performance of the team at the 47-day showpiece event. Indian bowling spearhead Zaheer...
  • Delhi Metro, Taj go on terror alert June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Intelligence agencies on Tuesday said there was an increasing terror threat perception to Delhi Metro and the Taj Mahal at Agra in spite of a heightened terror alert in these places. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which will take over the security of Delhi Metro from April 15,...