Govt unlikely to review security of Raja, Swamy

Government is unlikely to review the security of former telecom minister A Raja and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy as both of them enjoy "adequate" protection.

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2010, 23:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Government is unlikely to review
the security of former telecom minister A Raja and Janata
Party president Subramanian Swamy as both of them enjoy
"adequate" protection.

Raja has been enjoying `Y` category security, which has
been continuing even after his resignation as a Central
minister, while Swamy enjoys `Z` category security and there
was no immediate plan to review their security, government
sources said.

"Both Raja and Swamy has been given adequate security,"
an official said.

Swamy, in a letter last week, had requested to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh to put Raja under a high-level
security as some people were trying to silence him "forever"
since he was a key to much "embarrassing" information for
"some of those in power" today.

In separate letters to the Centre, Swamy has been
demanding enhanced security for himself as he has been
allegedly receiving threat from LTTE.

Under the `Y` category security, a person is entitled to
security by one Personal Security Officer with automatic
weapon, one PSO with a revolver and a protection of his
residence by a guard round-the-clock.

Under the `Z` category security, a person is entitled to
protection by 32 guards, including a police escort vehicle
with armed guards and security guards at home round-the-clock.

PTI