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Assam: Centre upgrades CM Himanta Biswa Sarma security upgraded from Z to Z+ category

Himachal Pradesh: The central government has taken a big decision regarding Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. On Friday, his security cover has been increased to Z+. This information has been given by the officials. With this, now they will be provided Z plus security across India. For the time being, he had Z-category CRPF security in the Northeast.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Himachal Pradesh: The central government has taken a big decision regarding Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. On Friday, his security cover has been increased to Z+. This information has been given by the officials. With this, now they will be provided Z plus security across India. For the time being, he had Z-category CRPF security in the Northeast.

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A statement issued by the Union Home Ministry, the security arrangements of Sarma were reviewed in consultation with the Central Security Agency. According to the ministry, “It has been decided that their existing Z category CRPF security in the Northeast will be enhanced to Z plus category across India.”

What is Z plus security

Z plus security is considered to be the biggest category after the security given to the President and the Prime Minister. The same protection is given to former prime ministers. There is a tight security guard around them. 58 commandos are deployed in the security of Z plus category. According to the Blue Book of Security Affairs, Z+ category security consists of 10 Armed Static Guards, 6 PSOs round the clock at a time, 24 Jawans 2 escorts round the clock, 5 watchers in two shifts.

An Inspector or Sub Inspector is posted as in-charge. 6 freeskiing and screening people are stationed for the people coming to the VIP’s house and along with this there are 6 drivers round the clock trend. Escorts and pilot vehicles are also provided in the Z+ security. This protection is given to Vice President, former Prime Minister, Supreme Court or High Court judge, Governor, Chief Minister, important Union Minister, prominent leader, famous artist, any sportsperson, any famous and important citizens of the country.

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