Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been accorded the top category 'Z+' VVIP armed security cover.
The cover will be provided by a special commando team of the Uttar Pradesh police along with a small contingent of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that was earlier providing him 'Y' category security cover with 2-3 commandos guarding him round-the-clock.
The UP police has communicated the decision to CISF and has asked it to make suitable logistical and operational arrangements in this regard.
The CISF cover by the Centre had been accorded to Adityanath in his capacity as a BJP Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur but officials said with his taking charge as CM, a threat perception report of central security agencies required his security paraphernalia to be upgraded.
The commandos will also be deployed at his official residence in Lucknow, they said.
As part of the new and upgraded security paraphernalia, Adityanath will have about 25-28 commandos accompanying him with sophisticated weapons at all times he is mobile and his convoy will have pilot and escort vehicles armed with jammers.
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