There are 288 people who are being given threat-based security cover by the Centre, apart from the VVIPs, Cabinet and other Ministers, Lok Sabha was informed today. "At present, there are 288 threat based protectees in the Central list.
Of these, 25 protectees are in Z-plus category, 61 under Z, 113 under Y-plus, 19 under Y and 70 under X category," Minister of State Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in a written reply. There is no fixed number of persons, other than VVIPs, Cabinet and other Ministers, to whom security is provided, he added. The security is provided on the basis of threat assessment of individuals and the category of security (Z- plus, Z, Y-plus, Y and X) is decided on the basis of nature and gravity of the threat, the Minister said. "Threat assessment is done by the security agencies to determine the nature and gravity of threat faced by an individual," he said. The Minister said security arrangements for the Central protectees was last reviewed in the meeting held on July 18.
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