Mukesh Ambani gets 'Z' class security

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 09:32 hrs

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani will now get 'Z' category security after he received a threat letter from the Indian Mujahideen, which was hand-delivered at his office in Mumbai, said reports.

The ´Z´ category security means Ambani will have pilot and escort vehicles with commandos armed with sophisticated weapons. Around two dozen personnel may be required to guard the business tycoon on a rotational basis.

The high level security was granted to Ambani as Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde felt that Ambani is a national asset.

The Home Ministry has shouldered the responsibility on anti-Naxal operations force CRPF, after the proposal to this effect was cleared, reports said.

The proposal came to effect after the letter allegedly threatened a terror attack at Ambani´s Antilia residence at Altamount Road in south Mumbai.

The Home Ministry decided to provide ´Z´ class security to Ambani following an inquiry by the Mumbai Police into the alleged letter.

Media reports citing sources said a threat analysis was also carried out by the Intelligence Bureau, which recommended round-the-clock security cover for the industrialist.

The request received its approval a fortnight ago.

The Mumbai police is also planning to fortify Mukesh Ambani´s residential building ´Antilia´ in south Mumbai´s Altamount Road.

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