The Centre has scaled down RJD boss Lalu Prasad Yadav’s ‘Z+’ VIP security cover of NSG commandos after a recent review, official sources informed on Monday.
Sources said the former Bihar chief minister will now be given ‘Z’ category security.
The RJD chief will now be guarded by an armed commando squad of the Central Reserve Police Force, the sources said.
After the decision, the National Security Guard black cat commandos will be withdrawn from his security as the NSG only provides ‘Z+’ security cover.
The decision was taken after the Union home ministry recently reviewed the threat levels of various VIP protectees, the sources said.
The ‘Z+’ CRPF VIP security cover of former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has been withdrawn completely. He will have state police cover now.
The ‘Z’ cover of Union minister Haribhai P Chaudhary has also been scaled down to ‘Y+’, entailing less manpower and other paraphernalia, they said.
The minister of state for coal and mines was accorded the larger security cover of central security forces commandos when he was minister of state for home. (With PTI Inputs)