Published On: Fri, Oct 14th, 2022

Assam CM now gets ‘Z+’ category protection

New Delhi: The Centre has upgraded the security of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from the ‘Z’ category cover in the North-Eastern region to the ‘Z+’ category on an India basis, sources said on Friday. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is currently providing Sarma `Z` category security, will now facilitate him with `Z+` category security.

the move comes after the security arrangement for Sarma was reviewed in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Sources said that the move comes after the security arrangement for Sarma was reviewed in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in consultation with the Central Security Agency and it has been decided to upgrade his present `Z` category CRPF security cover in North-Eastern region to `Z+` category CRPF security cover on all India basis.

The MHA has directed the CRPF to provide `Z+` category security cover to Sarma on an India basis, said the sources.

As per the `Z+` category security protocol, over 50 commandos would accompany the Assam CM whenever he travels anywhere within the country.

Sarma was accorded a `Z` category security cover by the CRPF in 2017 within the state.

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