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The Allahabad High Court today directed the Union Home Ministry to file a response within four weeks on a petition moved by BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som seeking Z plus security cover. A Lucknow bench of justices D K Upadhyay and Rajesh Singh Chauhan passed the order on the writ petition of Som. According to his lawyer Mudit Agrawal, Z plus category security is required for Som due to the security threat to him from terrorists. The court directed the Centre to file a counter affidavit within four weeks and further granted two weeks to the petitioner to file a rejoinder affidavit within next two weeks, fixing the matter after six weeks for hearing. The BJP MLA from Sardhana was recently in news for his controversial statement on Taj Mahal.
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