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Centre withdraws Z-category VIP security cover of MLA Mukul Roy

The Z-category VIP security cover of West Bengal politician and MLA Mukul Roy, who recently re-joined TMC after a brief stint with the BJP, has been withdrawn

Mukul Roy | West Bengal | All India Trinamool Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Z-category VIP security cover of politician and MLA Mukul Roy, who recently re-joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) after a brief stint with the BJP, has been withdrawn, official sources said on Thursday.

They said the Union Home Ministry has directed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to recall its detachment deployed with the 67-year-old Roy.

Roy had last week joined Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC along with his son Subhrangshu in Kolkata.

Sources said Roy, who won the assembly election as a BJP candidate from Krishnanagar Uttar constituency, had written to the Centre to withdraw the security cover, which has now been given effect to.

Roy had quit the TMC after being removed from the post of the party's national general secretary. He had joined the BJP in November, 2017, and was made the party's national vice president.

Soon after, he was accorded a low category Y+ central security cover of the central paramilitary CRPF which was upgraded to the second top level of Z just before the assembly polls in the state that were held in March-April this year.

He had a contingent of about 22-24 armed CRPF commandos who used to move with him every time he travelled in .

Sources said the small category security cover being provided to Subhrangshu by another central paramilitary force CISF has also been withdrawn.

The father-son are now being provided security by the state police.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, June 17 2021. 12:09 IST