Press Esc to close
Friday 20 January 2017
News updated at 12:38 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.2°C
Min : 14.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day
Breaking News

Mukesh Ambani gets 'Z' category security

New Delhi, Apr 21, 2013 (PTI):
RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the new entrant to the 'Z' category VIP security club after the Union Home Ministry recently approved an armed commando squad following threat perception to the business tycoon.

The Home Ministry has tasked country's lead anti-Naxal operations force CRPF to take the responsibility with immediate effect after the proposal to this effect was cleared by the office of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Under the 'Z' category security, Ambani will have pilot and follow-on vehicles with commandos armed with sophisticated weapons and they will give him proximate security every time he moves in Mumbai or any other part of country.

Sources said a security and threat analysis conducted by central security agencies recommended that Ambani should be provided round-the-clock armed security cover after which the Home Ministry issued the orders.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has earmarked a 28-member team for the task culling personnel out from its battalion based in Uttar Pradesh. This is the first time that the CRPF would be providing VIP security to a private person on the lines of a similar cover it extends to government functionaries in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

Recently, Ambani's office had also informed the Mumbai police about threat letters being issued to the honcho purportedly on behalf of the home grown terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM).

The city police is also planning to fortify Ambani's sprawling residential building 'Antilia' in south Mumbai's Altamount Road. Following the threat letter received by Ambani's office, security in and around Antilia has been tightened.

Shinde had recently told PTI that trimming of security cover to VIPs by the state governments had led to the sudden rush of people approaching his ministry for security after they apprehended threat to their lives.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan taking selfie with the newly launched Samsung C9 Pro mobile...

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan taking selfie with the newly launched Samsung C9 Pro mobile...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Students form a human chain to display VOTE at an awareness campaign Jalandhar...

Students form a human chain to display VOTE at an awareness campaign Jalandhar...

Children holding national flags as they ride on a modified motorcycle ahead of the Republic...

Children holding national flags as they ride on a modified motorcycle ahead of the Republic...

Workers busy installing flower pots as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass House...

Workers busy installing flower pots as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass House...

Workers busy installing flower pots to make Peacock shape as part of the Republic Day Flower show...

Workers busy installing flower pots to make Peacock shape as part of the Republic Day Flower show...

The final touch work is going in full swing at as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass...

The final touch work is going in full swing at as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass...

Jagjot Singh Rubal, an Indian artist, gives final touches to a portrait...

Jagjot Singh Rubal, an Indian artist, gives final touches to a portrait...

Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, place a garland on an poster...

Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, place a garland on an poster...

PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523