Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar gets Z-category security ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2024

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Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has been provided a Z-category VIP security cover of armed commandos in view of potential threats, official sources told news agency PTI on Tuesday.

They said, “The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has entrusted the Central Reserve Police Force with providing a contingent of about 40-45 personnel for the task.”

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“The armed commandos will accompany the CEC during his travels across the country,” sources were quoted as saying.

The move to provide a security cover to Kumar came after a threat perception report, prepared by central security agencies, recommended a strong cover for the Chief Election Commissioner.

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Kumar was given Z-category security just ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The elections will be held in seven phases. The voting will begin on April 19 and the results will be declared on June 4.

Kumar is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch. He took charge as the 25th CEC on May 15, 2022. He had been appointed as an election commissioner in the poll body on September 1, 2020.

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Published: 09 Apr 2024, 02:35 PM IST

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