Maharashtra govt to reduce security cover to VIPs

Last Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 22:56

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government has
decided to reduce police cover provided to VIPs including
politicians and filmstars by 40 per cent.



The Home department will soon revise norms for
providing security to individuals and the new guidelines would
see security cover for VIPs slashed by 40 per cent.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Home department
chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan yesterday.



Chavan stressed that security be retained only for
those individuals who face real threat to their lives,
officials said.
There are over 800 police personnel deputed on VIP
security duty. Hence forth, security will be provided only
after objective assessment of threat perception, officials
said.



At present, security cover is provided to 80-85 VIPs
in the state.



PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 22:56

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