Naxal threat: Raman Singh gets ‘Z+’ NSG cover

Updated - November 16, 2021 08:23 pm IST

Published - May 26, 2013 07:14 pm IST - New Delhi

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has got ’Z plus’ protection with NSG commandos, after the killing of top Congress leaders in the state.

A special squad drawn from the VIP security squad of the Black Cat commandos has recently “taken position” to guard him whenever he is mobile in the State and its capital Raipur, official sources said here on Sunday.

A security assessment and analysis conducted by central security agencies, underlined the need for special armed security for Mr. Singh during his movements, especially during his ’Vikas Yatra’ in the state ahead of Assembly polls.

National Security Guard commandos deployed with Mr. Singh are, however, facing problems in accompanying him in areas, where he travels by helicopter and the ‘black cats’ have to travel by road to catch up with him.

“The roads are immotorable, as they are mined and hence it is difficult to send these commandos every time the CM travels to interior Naxal hotbeds,” an official said.

Suggesting a solution, he said some occupants in the CM’s chopper could be replaced by commandos who can travel with him all the time.

The commandos are armed with sophisticated MP5 guns and modern communication gadgets and each member of the team are adept in martial arts and unarmed combat skills.

The squad has been provided accommodation in Raipur and the facilities are being enhanced.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.