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GK Pillai's PSOs weapons upgraded

Faced with fresh threat from Maoists, the government has enhanced the security of Union Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai by upgrading the weapons of his personal security officers.

delhi Updated: Jul 19, 2010 19:08 IST

Faced with fresh threat from Maoists, the government has enhanced the security of Union Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai by upgrading the weapons of his personal security officers.

Sources said the PSOs of Pillai have started carrying AK-47s, instead of earlier small arms, wherever he goes after a review of his security by concerned officials.

The decision to upgrade the weapons of PSOs have taken following Intelligence inputs that the Left Wing extremists may try to attack him, especially after the killing of top Maoists leader Azad.

Sixty-year-old Pillai currently enjoys 'Y' category security with an escort vehicle and two PSOs.