VIP security in Delhi to be trimmed: Shinde
New Delhi: VIP security in Delhi will be trimmed very soon following a directive from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has said.
"The Prime Minister and (the Congress President) Soniaji told me about trimming VIP security 2-3 days ago and I have asked the Home Secretary to look into it," he told Rajat Sharma in India TV show `Aaap Ki Adalat`
Shinde said the committee in the Home Ministry which looks into the issue of VIP security is presently studying the proposal, according to a press release issued by the channel.
"I can only promise that VIP security will be trimmed very soon (Jaldi Kam ho jayega)," he said.
Shinde said out of the 86,000 Delhi Police personnel, nearly 7,000 policemen are deployed for VIP security.
"Out of this, 2,500 policemen are deployed for security of Z-Plus category VIPs and the rest for security of High Courts and vital installations," he said.
The Home Minister said all rape cases cannot be considered as rarest of rare cases but the gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi on December 16 could be considered as rarest of rare case.
Asked whether he would recommend to the President for commuting death sentences to rapists, Shinde said "So long as I am in this chair, I will never recommend such a thing to the President".
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is population control next on central govt's agenda after demonetization?
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition extremely grave
- Watch: Tracing the journey of late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa from films to politics
- Jayalalithaa's funeral procession: Sea of mourners gather to pay last respects
- RIP Amma: Jayalalithaa dies after 75 days in hospital; Tamil Nadu mourns
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- RBI to issue new Rs 100 banknotes, old notes to continue as legal tender
- Airtel’s free 4G internet offer may be a ploy to steal your data
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa