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CRPF takes over security of Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka Govt had removed SPG security cover for Gandhis last week

November 12, 2019 06:35 AM

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CRPF takes over security of Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka
Govt had removed SPG security cover for Gandhis last week
#NEW DELHI

The CRPF has taken over the security duties of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka on Monday after the Union government withdrew their SPG cover last week, officials said.


A contingent of commandos of the central paramilitary force armed with Israeli X-95, AK series and MP-5 guns took over the task at Sonia Gandhi’s residence of 10, Janpath, they said. A similar squad has been placed at the residence of former Congress president and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi at Tughlaq Lane and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s house in Lodhi Estate.

The CRPF has been asked to provide a ‘Z+’ cover to the Gandhi family on an all-India basis by the Union Home ministry after the SPG security was removed. The new cover provides for an advanced security liaison (ASL) drill for the three VVIPs that will enable the commandos to conduct an advance reconnaissance of the venues and area to be visited by them. For some days, the SPG will help the CRPF .

 
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