Punjab CM's security team declines Centre's Z plus security cover to Bhagwant Mann for Punjab and Delhi areas : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Punjab CM's security team declines Centre's Z plus security cover to Bhagwant Mann for Punjab and Delhi areas

Says the CM is protected at both these places by the Punjab Police

Punjab CM's security team declines Centre's Z plus security cover to Bhagwant Mann for Punjab and Delhi areas

Bhagwant Mann. File photo



Tribune News Service

Ruchika M Khanna

Chandigarh, June 1

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann does not need the CRPF component of the Z-plus security given to him by the Union Home Ministry while he is in Punjab or Delhi. He will need the security only while he is outside these two states.

This has been conveyed by the Punjab government to the Union Home Ministry. The state government has said that he is “well protected” here and they do not want dual responsibility for the CM security. This could lead to a dual chain of command in his security arrangements, leaving scope for mistakes.

Official sources in the Chief Minister’s Office told The Tribune that the state government had asked for the Punjab CM to be included in the list of Z plus category of protectees. However, the Centre included him in the category of those enjoying highest level of security. Last week, the Centre had accorded security cover to Mann in wake of possible threats to him emanating from the country and abroad.

Sources said that there are around 1,200 personnel protecting the CM and his immediate family in the state and are even stationed in Delhi. “Being a border state and having witnessed assassination, Punjab has the most advanced security system for the protection of the CM. The CRPF component in his Z plus security would not be able to match the security arrangements that are already in place here. Thus, we have requested that the Centre’s Z plus security cover be extended while the CM is outside Punjab and Delhi,” said a top officer.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#bhagwant mann #punjab police


Top News

PM Modi leads 10th International Yoga Day celebrations from Srinagar

PM Modi leads 10th International Yoga Day celebrations from Srinagar

Says world sees yoga as powerful agent for global good

Kejriwal gets bail

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal gets bail

May be freed today | ED to file appeal | Victory of truth: A...

'I am woman now':  UP man claims sex change operation without his consent, case filed

'I am woman now': UP man claims sex change operation without his consent, case filed

The man was operated on only after the two psychiatrists dee...


Cities

View All