Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai gets 'Y' category security

Annamalai will be protected by CRPF during his stay and travel all over India. The ‘Y’ category cover involves the deployment of four to five armed commandos to the protectee.

Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai gets  'Y' category security
Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai with BJP National Gen Sec. CT Ravi

Chennai: Union Home Ministry provided  'Y' category CRPF security cover to Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai in the state, over and above the security cover provided to him by the State Police. 

Annamalai will be protected by CRPF during his stay and travel all over India. The ‘Y’ category cover involves the deployment of four to five armed commandos to the protectee.

Last month, the Union Home Ministry provided the pan India ‘Y’ category security cover of CRPF to Vivek Agnihotri, director of The Kashmir Files. The Home Ministry had received intelligence inputs of threat to Agnihotri after his film which highlighted brutality endured by Kashmir Pandits in the Kashmir valley.

CRPF currently provides security to 117 persons in different categories such as Z+, Z, Y, Y+ and X.

The protectees include union home minister Amit Shah, BJP president J P Nadda, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Adar Poonawala among others.