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Kejriwal refuses Uttar Pradesh government's security

New Delhi, Jan 10 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday refused to accept the 'Z' category security offered to him by the Uttar Pradesh government.


The Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government offered to provide 'Z' category security to Kejriwal, said reports on Friday.

Earlier in December, Kejriwal refused the 'Z' category security that was offered to him.

Kejriwal said God is his biggest security.

Replying to a letter by the Additional Commissioner of Police Security, Kejriwal wrote, "Thank you for offering me the security. But as I already informed earlier, I don't need any security. I don't need any escort or PSO. God is my biggest security. However I would be grateful if some help is provided for crowd management at a few places where I get mobbed."

The Delhi Police in its letter to Kejriwal had requested details of the security arrangements that is provided to a Chief Minister.

"The Delhi police has been providing security cover to the Chief Minister of Delhi as the Chief Minister is given 'Z' category protectee status. Since Mr Arvind Kejriwal is going to take over as Chief Minister of Delhi, Delhi Police needs to give the security cover to him as per the norms. Kindly indicate where the security personnel should report to Shri Arvind Kejriwal," Additional Commissioner of Police V Renganathan had written to Kejriwal.

--IBNS (Posted on 10-01-2014)

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