Mamata's security to be given new look

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Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, May 23: Responding to the wishes of new West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her security will be given a new look keeping it unobtrusive but definitely maintaining norms of Z-Plus category, state DGP Naparajit Mukherjee said on Sunday, May 22.

"It will not look aggressive with less vehicles in convoy, no pilot car and no bullet proof car as the chief minister desires, but definitely will have more plain-clothed security personnel around," Mukherjee said.

To a question, if the chief minister's new look security would compromise with the Z-Plus category, which she is entitled to, the DGP said, "The security the chief minister deserves will never be compromised." The DGP, however, declined to divulge details saying, "It should remain secret due to security reasons." Asked if Banerjee's proximity to crowd could pose threat to her security, the DGP said adequate steps had been taken in this regard with more plain-clothed security personnel around.

Banerjee, who took over as the new chief minister two days back said she would not use a bullet-proof car.

"I don't want a bullet-proof car. I don't have any vehicle on my own. I use a car provided by a party colleague.

"I will continue to use it," Banerjee said earlier.

"I am for the people and will not do anything to be alienated from them," she said.

Asked about the security protocol, Banerjee replied, "Those who are looking after security, it is for them to see.

It is a technical matter."

PTI 

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