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Police denies AIADMK charge on Jaya's security

TN police has denied AIADMK's charge that DMK Govt had reduced security to the party supremo Jayalalithaa.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 13:55 IST

Tamil Nadu police on Wednesday denied AIADMK's charge that DMK government had reduced security to the party supremo Jayalalithaa, asserting that she was being given top protection in accordance with the prescribed rules.

As many as 55 officers, including state police and NSG personnel, were being deployed in three shifts to provide her protection, a press release from the police said.

Two personal security officers from state police were on duty round-the-clock, it said.

Two escort vehicles with state police personnel and two additional vehicles with NSG men were deputed for her security while she was on the move.

Police guards and screening personnel were deployed at her house, it said.

Commissioners of Police and Superindents of Police had been asked to provide necessary arrangements whenever she attended public functions, the release added.

AIADMK MPs had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi on Tuesday demanding that the security cover for the party supremo be enhanced. Party MLAs boycotted the governor's address in the state assembly today charging the DMK government with diluting her security.

First Published: May 24, 2006 13:55 IST