The NSG, which protects the most `vulnerable` VVIPs of the country, has decided to stop taking any more protectees under its elite `black cat` commando security cover.
West Bengal government has appointed a nodal officer to review the security of political leaders and VVIPs in the state on the instruction of Union Home Ministry following the Maoist massacre of Congress leaders in Chattisgarh.
The Home Ministry Monday asked all Maoists-hit states to revamp security of political workers and ensure that political activities are not affected by any violence.
Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre for classifying people as VIPs and VVIPs other than constitutional functionaries for providing them security cover.
The order comes at a time when the nation is debating whether VVIPs are being provided more security that what is needed.
The security of VVIPs in Punjab
is being reviewed following the arrest of
two suspected Babbar Khalsa International terrorists.
Bangladesh plans to raise an elite police unit for protection of VVIPs along side the SSF, which is currently solely responsible to carry out the task, officials said on Sunday.
Accusing the Centre of practicing
`pick and choose` while providing NSG protection to leaders,
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said security cover
had become `status symbol` for many.
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