SPG

  • Mumbai: Over 2,500 policemen to be deployed during Devendra Fadnavis swearing-in October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: A strict vigil will be maintained during the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister at Wankhede stadium on Friday, with over 2,500 security personnel being deployed in and around the sprawling ground. The stadium, which will host the first open air oath taking ceremony, has been declared...
  • CBI quizzes Goa Governor as a witness in AgustaWestland chopper deal July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wangchoo is being questioned as witness by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the AgustaWestland hulti crore helicopter scam. Wangchoo was serving as chief of the Special Protection Group at the time of the deal. He is believed to have been involved in...
  • Centre will not scale down Priyanka, Robert Vadra's security: MoS Home June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided not to scale down the security of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra. Minister of State Home Kiren Rijiju says matters of security should not be politicised and all concerned agencies will review and decide who needs security. Rijiju told CNNIBN that any...
  • Mrs Vadra has taught us the somersault of convenience: BJP May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi wrote to the SPG director asking for withdrawal of special treatment given to her children, Robert Vadra and herself at airports, the Bharatiya Janata Party now hit out at her. The BJP said that she has taught everyone...
  • SPG security an embarrassment for my husband: Priyanka Gandhi May 31, 2014

    A day after Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju hinted at security privileges being withdrawn, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi, in her letter to the SPG director, said that the family never asked for it. She said that the security cover was a reason for embarrassment for her...
  • Priyanka writes to SPG director, asks for withdrawal of airport privileges May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the debate over special security given to Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra, the Gandhi scion has written to the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG) asking for withdrawal of special treatment given to her kids, her husband Robert Vadra and herself at airports. Priyanka in...
  • Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben, mother to get SPG cover May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's wife and mother will get the Special Protection Group (SPG) security soon after he takes oath as India's 14th Prime Minister on May 26, security officials said. "Modi's mother Hiraben and wife Jashodaben will also be provided SPG security. But his three brothers and two...
  • LS polls: EC's curbs on candidates in vote counting centres May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A candidate with more than one securityman in toe cannot enter the vote counting centre on May 16, the day Lok Sabha elections will be declared. But a candidate enjoying SPG cover can enter the counting centre with just one securityman who is free to carry a concealed...
  • Narendra Modi's security enhanced with special protocols May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies tasked to secure BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have deployed a "special security" protocol around him. Official sources said that as part of the special measures undertaken for securing the Gujarat Chief Minister during the over twomonth long political campaign, the number of NSG 'black...
  • Rahul Gandhi jumps barricade to meet supporters March 22, 2014

    Pratapgarh: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, a SPG protected VIP, gave his guards some anxious moments at his Pratapgarh rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday by jumping the barricade to meet his supporters. At the rally Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing the...
  • Modi can't be given SPG security as per the law: Shinde November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday retreated Bharatiya Janata Party's demand of providing SPG security to Gujarat Chief Minister and party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "SPG is given as per law. We have already given NSG and ASL to Modi after assessing the security risk. Strength of...
  • BJP says PMlike security needed for Modi, Centre rejects demand November 6, 2013

    The BJP and the Congress are at loggerheads over BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. After the Patna blasts, the BJP is demanding SPG security for Modi while the Central government rejected the demand, saying he enjoys adequate security. ...
  • BJP, Congress spar over PMlike security cover for Narendra Modi November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are at loggerheads over the security of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The BJP's Parliamentary Board on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding Modi be given prime minister level security while claiming that he was high...
  • Three CISF men arrested for molesting colleague's wife April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Three Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials were arrested for molesting their colleague's wife in Delhi, police said on Friday. The incident was reported from south Delhi's Dwarka Sector 23 area on Thursday morning. Sujal Haldar, Rahul Kumar Mishra and Sanjay Kumar were arrested on Thursday evening following...
  • Mayawati writes to PM, fears threat to life May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying she fears for her life. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief has sought more security. In her letter to the Prime Minister, Mayawati has specifically asked for Special Protection Group (SPG) cover claiming she's on...
  • Rahul Gandhi sends SPG men into a tizzy September 6, 2010

    Kolkata: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday gave some anxious moments to the Special Protection Group (SPG) during his whirlwind tour of the metropolis when he crossed a barricade to shake hands with people. Shortly after his 12minute speech at a Youth Congress rally, Rahul stepped down from the dais...
  • Rahul Gandhi's phone stolen at airport, found June 28, 2010

    New Delhi: The mobile phone of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was stolen from his checkedin baggage at the Delhi Airport last week, after he arrived here from London. The handset was, however, found a couple of days later from a baggage handler working at the IGI, airport sources said. Rahul noticed...
  • Sky is the limit for Mayawati's insecurity January 25, 2008

    Lucknow: It takes dozens of highly trained NSG commandos to keep Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati secure. They protect her when she walks, drives or even sits. Her house is a fortress and the latest gadgets are used for her security. But Mayawati still feels unsafe. She asked for SPG...