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Delhi Police Junks Reports Of Arvind Kejriwal’s “Z-Plus” Security Cut


Stories quoted unnamed AAP sources claiming Arvind Kejriwal’s safety had been lowered.

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s safety cowl stays intact with 63 individuals assigned to protect him, the Delhi Police mentioned on Thursday, refuting reviews that claimed that the Aam Aadmi Occasion chief’s safety had been pared down.

“Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has Z-Plus safety from Delhi Police which contains pilot, escort, shut safety crew, dwelling guard, spotter, search-and-frisking workers etcetera within the type of 47 plain-clothes personnel and 16 uniformed personnel from CRPF,” police spokesperson Chinmay Biswal mentioned.

“The safety cowl offered to him stays unchanged and there was no discount within the variety of personnel offered to him. 4 policemen have been changed by 4 different policemen for administrative causes. The safety guidelines within the ‘yellow guide’ which can be adopted say this can be a regular process. The Z-Plus safety stays intact,” he added.

The assertion got here after media reviews quoting unnamed sources within the AAP authorities claimed {that a} day earlier than Mr Kejriwal’s roadshow in Gujarat’s Surat, his safety cowl had been scaled down.

The Delhi Police reviews to the BJP-led central authorities and never Mr Kejriwal’s administration – a distinction that has led to a number of face-offs over his six-year time period that famously started with him refusing safety cowl as a denunciation of VIP-culture.

“The event on the behest of the BJP management has come two days after the Aam Aadmi Occasion’s spectacular efficiency within the Gujarat civic physique polls,” information company PTI quoted a supply as saying.

The variety of commandos of the Delhi Police in Mr Kejriwal’s safety has now been lowered from six to 2, the sources alleged.

Aam Aadmi Occasion spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj demanded “the explanations” behind the “petty resolution”. “The MHA has withdrawn 4 police commandos from Arvind Kejriwal’s safety. It is unhappy and regrettable that the Centre might compromise with somebody’s safety like this,” he mentioned.

He mentioned Kejriwal was attacked a number of occasions up to now and but he has a safety cowl comprising of solely six police commandos which is negligible as in comparison with that of different Chief Ministers or central authorities ministers.

Mr Bhardwaj mentioned the transfer comes two days after the AAP’s “grand” efficiency in Gujarat civic physique polls, historically dominated by the BJP.

The AAP has gained 27 seats within the municipal polls in Surat, the place the get together convener will attend a roadshow on Friday. Mr Kejriwal had termed the get together’s success in Gujarat as the start of a brand new politics within the state.

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