The Union Home Ministry has decided to give the family members of slain Chhattisgarh Congress leader Mahendra Karma Z-plus security cover after they raised the issue of repeated threats from Maoists with Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde last week.

Under the Z-plus category, Karma’s family will be protected by at least 20 armed personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The personnel would be deployed from the paramilitary’s two companies present in and around Faraspal village in Dantewada district where the family stays.