A trained police ‘rope team’ will escort chief minister Akhilesh Yadav during public events, meetings and election campaign to check crowd getting too close to him.
The decision has been taken in view of the upcoming assembly elections when the CM’s public interaction and his visits to various districts in the state will increase.
“Hundreds of people, especially party workers, gather at public events of the CM. Some of the supporters try to get too close to the chief minister and it becomes difficult for the armed commandoes to control the crowd,” an officer said .
- As a form of security measure, a police team equipped with a rope will escort the UP chief minister during public events, meeting and elections.
- The move comes in view of the assembly elections in UP that are slated early in 2017.
- The policemen will hold the rope and form a ring around the chief minister to check people getting closure to him.
- Akhilesh Yadav already enjoys Z plus security of the NSG.
“It’s a security threat to the VIP. On several occasions, heated exchange between security personnel and party supporters take place. To avoid such unpleasant situations, it has been decided to send a police team equipped with a rope to the spot,” the officer added.
“The policemen will hold the rope and form a ring around the chief minister to check people getting closure to him.”
A meeting of the senior police officers was held under director general of police Javeed Ahmed on Tuesday to review the security of the CM. Additional director general of police (ADG law and order) Daljit Singh Chaudhary and ADG (security) Bhavesh Kumar Singh were also present at the meeting.
It was also decided that before the visit of the chief minister to any district, officers of inspector general of police, deputy inspector general of police and superintendent of police rank posted in the headquarters will hold advance security liasoning (ASL) meetings with the district police chiefs to make it foolproof.
The state police also decided to make amendments in the green book (security guideline) of the CM to make his security invincible.
The chief minister enjoys round the clock Z plus security of the National Security Guard (NSG).