NSG won’t be pulled into VIP duties anymore

NSG guards politicians like L K Advani, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa

New Delhi: Putting a brake on politicians and others trying to enter the VIP protectee list of Black Cat commandos, the home ministry has decided not to pull the elite National Security Guards (NSG) into VIP security duties anymore.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday visited the NSG headquarters at Manesar in Gurgaon on Tuesday.

Sources said that Mr Singh indicated to the NSG brass that its list of VIP security protectees would not be increased. However, there was no clear decision on pruning the existing list of VIP protectees with the NSG.

Presently, the counter-terror force is guarding 15 VIP protectees.

The NSG guards politicians like senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh, DMK chief K. Karunanidhi among others.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that the home minister also discussed with the NSG brass ways to enhance its skills in anti-terror and counter hijacking operations as well as reducing the response time for carrying out such operations.

( Source : dc )
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