Safety of 8 VVIPs pruned in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu’s stays
Chandigarh, Could 11
The Punjab Authorities on Wednesday decategorised the safety stage of eight VVIP politicians, together with an ex-CM, a Deputy CM, a minister and two MPs.
Whereas it has halved the safety cowl usually, whole safety has been withdrawn in a single case. In whole, 127 personnel and 9 police autos on safety obligation have been withdrawn.
As per the orders issued by the police after clearance from the federal government, safety of ex-CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, ex-ministers OP Soni and Vijay Inder Singla, MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, ex-MP Sunil Jakhar, and three ex-MLAs — Parminder Singh Pinki, Navtej Singh Cheema and Kewal Singh Dhillon — has been withdrawn.
Bhattal, Badal, Jakhar, Pinki and Soni have been decategorised to ‘Y+’ stage from the sooner ‘Z’ class whereas different three have been listed within the ‘Y’ class from ‘Y+’ earlier. All of them belong to opposition events, together with seven to Congress and one to the Shiromani Akali Dal.
Curiously, there isn’t a change within the safety cowl of PCC ex-chief chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who additionally has police safety and escort.
Sources mentioned the safety cowl was curtailed after contemporary evaluation of the menace notion of the VVIPs. The orders mentioned there was no particular menace to those individuals.
A few of these have featured in an issue with the federal government for not vacating their official lodging.
Soni’s cowl has been lowered from 37 police personnel and one car to 18 cops; Singla from 22 and one car to 4; Harsimrat from 13 and one car to 12; Jakhar from 14 and one car to 2; Pinki from 28 and one car to 2; Bhattal from 36 and three autos to 4; Cheema from 13 and one car to 2; and Dhillon from 11 personnel and one car to zero cops.