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Punjab: Centre in fix as Badals seek upgradation of Z-Plus security cover

The Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab government has asked the Centre to upgrade the security cover of three members of state’s ruling “first family” — the Badals. Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son and deputy

India TV Politics Desk, Chandigarh [ Updated: September 05, 2016 14:15 IST ]
Prakash Singh Badal
Image Source : PTI Prakash Singh Badal

The Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab government has asked the Centre to upgrade the security cover of three members of state’s ruling “first family” — the Badals.

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son and deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Badal, and a key minister, Bikram Singh Majithia, are already getting Z-Plus security but they are asking for more security in the wake of an attack on an RSS leader in the state, according to a report in The Hindustan Times.

The request has put the Home ministry in a spot as they are already getting Z-Plus security- which is the highest security provided by centre.

The elite commandos of the National Security Guard protect the 88-year-old chief minister, while the junior Badal and his brother-in-law get round-the-clock protection from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

 

Around 30 to 40 central security personnel guard VIPs under Z-Plus protection; and they get two escort vehicles as well.

Retired Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja, the RSS’s deputy chief in Punjab, was shot at by two men on a motorcycle in August.Terrorists are suspected be behind the attack on Gagneja; and the state passed the investigation to the CBI.

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