Home minister Amit Shah will continue to be protected by the Central Reserve Police Force at his insistence.
According to the officials, after Shah’s appointment as the home minister in May, the VIP security assessment committee at the ministry of home affairs (MHA) have met and decided CRPF would be in charge of his security.
The MHA committee also takes into account the threat perception by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) before taking a decision on VIP security.
The force provides Z-Plus category protection to Shah and is now also in charge of ASL (advanced security liaison) for security at his residence and office.
Shah is the first union home minister secured by CRPF. Under Z-Plus cover, Shah is protected by 100 CRPF armed commandoes.
Delhi Police is now also responsible for securing the outer periphery of Shah’s residence while local state police forces are supposed to take care of the outer ring.