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Has Uddhav Thackeray, son Aaditya's security downgraded? Here's what Mumbai Police said

According to reports, some vehicles from Uddhav's security convoy has been reduced as per the protocol since he is not the state's chief minister anymore.

Reported By : Suraj Ojha, Sachin Chaudhary Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari
New Delhi
Updated on: June 21, 2023 19:14 IST
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and son
Image Source : PTI Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and son Aditya Thackeray

Mumbai: The security of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and son Aaditya Thackeray has been downgraded, reports said on Wednesday.

However, speaking on the matter, Mumbai Police has said that since Uddhav Thackeray is not the state's chief minister anymore, therefore, some vehicles from his security convoy which are part of CM's convoy, have been removed as per the protocol. 

Uddhav Thackeray was and still has been provided with Z+ security.  

Earlier, reports said that Uddhav and son Aaditya Thackeray security was downgraded from Z+ to Z and Y+ to Y, respectively. 

Slamming the Centre, Shiv Sena (UBT) has termed the Centre's decision as politcally motivated.

Speaking in the matter, Lok Sabha MP and Shiv Sena leader Vinayak Raut claimed that the security of the Thackeray family has been reduced, while the Mumbai Police claims that there has been no reduction in security and that the additional security provided during his tenure as Chief Minister has been removed. 

Let us tell you that there were two gunmen near Matoshree's bungalow which have been removed, along with this, there are no policemen in the police tent outside Matoshree. Apart from this, a metal detector was also installed at the gate of the society, which was also removed. Although the policeman present outside Matoshree said that the metal detector had encountered some technical problem.

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