Former PM Manmohan Singh’s SPG cover withdrawn, to get Z plus security

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 26:- Former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s Special Protection Group (SPG) security has been removed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The senior Congress leader will now get Z plus security cover.

The MHA said that the review of security cover is a periodical and professional exercise and it is done on the basis of threat perception that is based on an assessment undertaken by security agencies.

“The current security cover review is a periodical and professional exercise based on threat perception that is purely based on the professional assessment by security agencies. Dr Manmohan Singh continues to have a Z+ security cover,” said the MHA.

It is to be noted that SPG cover is provided to top politicians of the country, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. The MHA gives SPG cover to former prime ministers and their families based on threat perception. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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