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Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma gets 'Z' category security

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been accorded a 'Z' category security cover of paramilitary commandos by the Centre.

A senior official in the security establishment said a contingent of (CRPF) commandos would now accompany the Health and Minister on his every visit within the state.

The contingent had already taken charge of the leader's security, he added.

The decision to accord the VIP security cover to Sarma was taken after the central security intelligence agencies submitted a report to the Union home ministry, underlining the "threat" to him.

As per the 'Z' category security protocol, around 10-12 commandos would accompany the minister whenever he travels within the state.

A pilot car would also accompany Sarma, who is also the convenor of the ruling in the north-east.

Recently, the top 'Z+' category security cover of commandos was accorded by the home ministry to Kerala-based spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 21:07 IST