The Centre has extended a Z+ security cover of NSG commandos to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Yadav, according to sources, will have a round-the-clock mobile security of 10-12 'black cats' after the Union Home Ministry decided to extend the elite security cover to the CM based on the threat perception about him.
Yadav's father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav already enjoys the NSG 'black cats' security.
"A special VIP security team from the NSG has recently been deployed 24x7 with the Uttar Pradesh CM," a senior official said.
With the inclusion of the Chief Minister, the NSG has a total of 16 VIPs/VVIPs under its armed security cover.