New Delhi, June 26 : Taking into account about an “all-time high” threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the home ministry has issued new rules and guidelines to states in which no one can come too close to PM Modi, not even ministers and officers, if not cleared by his special security.
Modi who is the main campaigner of the BJP for the 2018 assembly elections in some states and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, has been asked to reduce road shows .
The Union Home Ministry has issued new security guidelines for the protection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ministry sources have revealed.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had decided that Modi’s security required to be stepped up during a meeting held at his residence earlier in June and attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Intelligence Bureau Director Rajiv Jain.
The home ministry has written to all state police chiefs about an “unknown threat” to the PM.Even ministers and officers are likely to be screened by the Special Protection Group (SPG), which is in charge of protecting the Prime Minister.
It was called in the wake of alleged threat of Modi’s assassination by the Maoists.
Maharashtra Police in Pune on June 7 had informed a court that they had seized a “letter” from the house of a Delhi resident Rona Wilson, one of the five people arrested on June 6 for having alleged Maoist “links”, that mentioned about a plan of the ultras mulling “Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” and suggesting that Modi should be targeted during his road shows.