New Delhi, September 7
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut was on Monday granted Y plus category security by the Home Ministry ahead of her visit to Mumbai on September 9.
Meanwhile, the Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday had decided to provide security to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut in the state and was also considering to extend it during her upcoming visit to Mumbai, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had said.
ये प्रमाण है की अब किसी देशभक्त आवाज़ को कोई फ़ासीवादी नहीं कुचल सकेगा,मैं @AmitShah जी की आभारी हूँ वो चाहते तो हालातों के चलते मुझे कुछ दिन बाद मुंबई जाने की सलाह देते मगर उन्होंने भारत की एक बेटी के वचनों का मान रखा, हमारे स्वाभिमान और आत्मसम्मान की लाज रखी, जय हिंद 🙏 https://t.co/VSbZMG66LT— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 7, 2020
This is our duty to provide her security as she is a daughter of Himachal Pradesh and a celebrity, he added.
Responding to reporters' queries, Thakur said that both Kangana Ranaut's sister and her father have approached the government seeking security for the actor.
“Her sister telephoned me yesterday and talked to me. Her father too had written to the state police seeking the security. So I have asked DGP to give her security in the state,” said Thakur.
Kangana thanks Amit Shah
Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah for providing her with Y-plus category security after she spoke about drug use in Bollywood, following the death of fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Taking to Twitter, Kangana said: “This shows that no one can crush a patriot in the country. I am thankful to Home Minister Amit Shah.”
The move by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to accord security cover to Kangana comes amid a spat between her and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut after she compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK).
“Had he (Amit Shah) wanted, he would have told me to visit Mumbai later but he respected India’s daughter and acknowledged my self-respect. Jai Hind,” Kangana tweeted.
The actor has also a programme to visit Mumbai on September 9 for which the government is considering to provide her security during the visit also, he added.
The chief minister, however, refused to say anything on Kangana Ranaut's recent remarks on actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide case, stating that the matter is being investigated.
He also avoided answering questions on the alleged threats given by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut to the actor.
Earlier on Sunday, Raut demanded that the actor Ranaut apologise for her comments against Mumbai and Maharashtra.
Ranaut in a tweet recently had compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
"Why is Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir?" Ranaut had asked recently in a tweet, tagging with it a September 1 news report where Raut purportedly had said she should not come back to Mumbai if she was afraid of the city police.
The Y-plus category central cover entails deployment of about 10 armed commandos with the protectee, an official said. PTI
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