The Centre has accorded the top category Z+ VVIP armed security cover to newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
The cover will be provided by a special commando team of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) along with a small contingent of the Uttar Pradesh police.
Adityanath was till now enjoying the smallest category of Y category VVIP cover by the CISF in his capacity as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament from Gorakhpur but officials said with his taking charge as the chief minister, a threat perception report of central security agencies required his security paraphernalia to be upgraded.
“The chief minister’s security has been bolstered and he will now be secured by a strong team of CISF commandos every time he moves across the country. A similar commando contingent will be deployed at his official residence,” a senior officer said.
Adityanath will have about 25-28 commandos accompanying him with sophisticated weapons at all times he is mobile and his convoy will have pilot and escort vehicles armed with jammers.
Under the Y cover, he was accompanied by about two-three commandos when he travelled, officials said.