Even as the Supreme Court stayed the Allahabad high court order providing Z category security to former minister and BSP MLA Ramvir Upadhyay, the state government on Wednesday withdrew security to his brother MLC Mukul Upadhyay.
The state government has also intimated the high court about this decision. The home department has also undertaken extensive exercise to review the security arrangement of VVIPs in the state.
The department has thereafter informed the concerned districts to take necessary measures about their security. Now union finance minister P Chidambaram would be provided Z plus security during his visit to UP. However Z category security to Supreme Court laywer Ajay Kumar Agarwal during his visit to UP has been lowered to Y category.
While retaining Y category for SP MLA from Bulandshahr Bhagwan Sharma alias Guddu Pandit, Mukesh Sharma, Ashu Malik of Ghaziabad, the department has asked the concerned district administration to withdraw additional police personnel deployed with them. The security of former BSP MLC KK Sachan (Kanpur) has also been withdrawn.
During the home department review the committee found no necessity to provide him security. The Kanpur security committee of the police did not find any life threat to him. Others whose Z category security has been retained are SP leaders Naresh Agarwal, Dharmendra Yadav, Shivpal Yadav, Mohd Azam Khan, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari and BJP MP Lalji Tandon.