Mayawati gets more security cover
Alarmed over a lapse in the security cover of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, police authorities in Lucknow have decided to further strengthen her security.Updated: Aug 16, 2008 21:45 IST
Alarmed over a lapse in the security cover of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, police authorities in Lucknow have decided to further strengthen her security by installing CCTVs and jammers in her office and official residence.
The decision comes in the wake of arrest of an ISI agent Mohammad Masroor alias Ramesh Chaudhary earlier this week. During interrogation, Masroor reportedly told police that he had visited secretariat annexe office of the Chief Minister for carrying out renovation works as an employee of a local glass house.
"X-rays machines and CCTVs will be installed at the CM's office in the high security zone of the secretariat annexe and at her home. Dog squads will also be used," sources in the police department said.
The security personnel in the inner ring of the annexe will be equipped with bullet proof jackets besides being trained in commando warfare to prepare them deal with any emergency situation, they said.
Additional jammers will be fitted and every visitor at her office and residence will be frisked and identity checked, the sources said.