CRPF reviewing security arrangement of Sonia Gandhi

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CRPF is reviewing the security arrangements of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi’s house after SPG was removed from the protection of Gandhi family and they were accorded Z Plus security of CRPF.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) reviewed the security cover of three Congress leaders- Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and took the decision to withdraw their Security Protection Group (SPG) security cover. Later, the Central government decided to provide them with Z plus security cover of CRPF.
After the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the SPG Act was amended to provide security to former Prime Ministers and their immediate families for a period of 10 years from the date on which they ceased to hold office.

 

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