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MS Dhoni's security enhanced

cricket Updated: Dec 06, 2008 15:18 IST

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni will get enhanced security cover with Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren directing the police to ensure that armed men, if required commandos, were deployed to guard the high-profile Indian cricket captain.

"The Chief Minister yesterday asked the Director General of Police V D Ram, to review Dhoni's security, and replace security personnel with another team of armed men. If required, provide him with commandos," CM's Press Secretary Safiq Ansari told PTI on Saturday.

Soren's directive came after Dhoni went to the Birsa Munda airport here on December 4 last without any "armed men" to board a flight to Chennai to participate in the selection committee meeting.

Jharkhand Police spokesman SN Pradhan on Thursday said that Dhoni had been given Z category security and he was rather unhappy over too many policemen guarding him.

Dhoni's former coach Chanchhal Bhattacharya, however, claimed the Z category security was provided to Dhoni just "on paper".

The Jharkhand government last year announced the Z security for the dashing wicketkeeper-batsman following media reports that he might face threats from the naxals, who infested 18 of its districts.