New Delhi: In view of the alleged threat from Maoists, the Centre has decided to enhance the security cover of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, particularly when he is conducting a road show or attending any “outdoor event”.
Sources said the Ring Round Team (RRT), provided by the Special Protection Group (SPG), will be further strengthened with more police personnel from Central armed police forces as well as state police in the second and third round of outer security cordon at events attended by the PM.
The decision to enhance the Prime Minister’s security was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh and national security advisor Ajit Doval on Monday along with senior officials from multiple intelligence and security agencies. Sources said the decision to review and further revamp PM’s security was taken in the wake of a letter recently recovered from some Naxal sympathisers which mentions PM Modi being targeted in a “Rajiv Gandhi-type assassination attempt” during his road shows.
Last week home minister had said that the government was concerned about the PM’s security and all necessary steps would be taken to ensure that his the security cover is foolproof....