Government’s decision, Z plus security to former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has been provided with Z Plus security by the Central Government. They will be given this security cover all over the country. The Central Government has given the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) the responsibility to provide security to Ranjan Gogoi. It is worth mentioning that even before the verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute, the then Chief Justice Gogoi was given Z plus security.
Rajya Sabha member Gogoi was earlier provided security by the Delhi Police. Gogoi retired from the post of Chief Justice in November, 2019 and was later nominated by the government as a member of the Rajya Sabha. Sources said the CRPF is a VIP security unit and Gogoi is the 63rd person to be provided security by the force. He informed that the armed mobile squad of 8 to 12 commandos of CRPF will protect the former Chief Justice during the yatra. A similar squad will be deployed at his house under security.
The Z Plus is India’s highest security category after the Protection of Special Protection Group. In this category, there are 36 personnel under the protection of the specific person concerned. It consists of commandos of Delhi Police, ITBP or CRPF along with more than 10 NSG commandos and state police personnel.
The respected people and politicians of the country are in danger of life. The security of the Z Plus, Z, Y and X category is different from the protection given to ministers. Normally an application has to be made to the government for such protection. After which the government guesses the threat from the intelligence agencies.

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