New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has granted ‘Y’ category security cover to chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani. From now on, 10 armed Central Reserve Police Force commandos and an escort vehicle will move around with her. Officials say the home ministry sanctioned it after a report by security agencies assessed a kidnapping threat to the 52-year-old, who travels extensively for her charity work.
Mukesh Ambani was given Z category security – one of the highest – in 2013. The government had said that India's richest man is under 'potential' threat and private security guards cannot do the job properly as they are not allowed to carry weapons of higher calibre and sophistication.
Arvind Kejriwal's criticism of the government came in the form of a tweet this morning. Kejriwal’s latest swipe at Modi came through a tweet. “Women raped daily in Delhi. No security for them despite repeated requests. But PM providing security to his friends,” Kejriwal wrote on Twitter, along with the image of a newspaper clip of a report on VVIP security cover for Nita.
Home ministry sources say at present, 55 people have the highest level of security or Z plus status, which entitles a person to 45 armed guards. In the previous Congress-led regime, around 20 had it. Some 60 people have been granted Z category protection, which means 20 personnel.