BJP’s Amit Shah Gets Z+ Category Security
NEW DELHI :BJP general secretary Amit Shah, who piloted the BJP to a spectacular victory in the politically-critical state of Uttar Pradesh, has been accorded Z-Plus category security.The Union Home Ministry, after undertaking a review of the threat perception to the senior BJP leader, considered a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decided to add his name to the list of VIPs who have been provided with Z-Plus security cover.
A person enjoying Z-Plus security is guarded by 25 commandos. There are two pilot cars – one in front and the other behind the vehicle carrying the VIP. The escort cars have black cats commandos, who are drawn from the National Security Guards (NSG), Central Reserve Police Force, or the CRPF, and the Delhi Police.There is additional security at his office and residence.
A committee, headed by the Union Home Secretary, periodically reviews the threat perception of VIPs and, accordingly, recommends security for them.The BJP leader is the frontrunner in the race to succeed Rajnath Singh as the party’s national president. Mr Singh has become the country’s home minister and, under party rules, a person cannot hold two posts at the same time.
The other contenders for the BJP president’s post are J P Nadda and Om Mathur, both of whom are party general secretaries.A controversial leader, Mr Shah, 50, is an accused in Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case. He is also being tried by a Mumbai court for his alleged role in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case, but a CBI inquiry gave a clean chit to him in the Ishrat Jahan murder case.