Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath gets Z+ VVIP security cover

Updated on Mar 30, 2017 06:49 PM IST

The cover will be provided by a special commando team of the CISF along with a small contingent of the Uttar Pradesh police.

Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)
Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)
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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.

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