Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who prefers to be seen in the middle of a crowd, has decided to let go of his `Z` category security cover.
Chandy through a letter to Director General of Police Jacob Punnoose Thursday asked for the immediate withdrawal of the bomb squad, fire engine, 22 police personnel in the security ring and a few police escort vehicles which move around along with the chief minister.
Chandy has also sought withdrawal of the police pilot vehicle, but the police top brass have said this was not possible. So, one police escort vehicle will remain with him.
This decision of Chandy is in contrast to most former chief ministers who had a fleet of police escort vehicles moving along with them. The 67-year-old always prefers to be among the people.