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Aug 26, 2019
1:57PM

SPG protection given to former PM Manmohan Singh withdrawn

PTI (FILE PIC)
The Special Protection Group (SPG) protection given to former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has been withdrawn following a review by multiple security agencies. 

The officials said, Dr Singh will continue to get Z plus security. The former Prime Minister's Z plus security cover, one of the highest, will be given by one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), preferably the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The government's decision had been conveyed to Dr Singh, who was Prime Minister from 2004 and 2014. A Home Ministry official said, 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. 

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