MHA: Manmohan Singh continues to have a Z+ security cover

DN Bureau

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh continues to have a 'Z+' security cover.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh continues to have a 'Z+' security cover.

Also Read: Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha 

MHA's clarification came amidst reports claiming that the government is likely to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) from former Prime Minister's security detail.

 "The current security cover review is a periodical and professional exercise based on threat perception that is purely based on professional assessment by security agencies. Dr Manmohan Singh continues to have a Z+ security cover" read a statement from MHA.

Also Read: Former PM Manmohan Singh takes oath as RS member 

Singh, who was the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014, was last week elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. The BJP did not field any candidate against the senior Congress leader. (ANI)













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