Three years after Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani was given “Z” category VIP security cover, what was being considered a controversial decision, the government has now given “Y” category security cover to his businesswoman/philanthropist wife Nita Ambani with immediate effect for which she will have to pay.
With Nita Ambani getting the VIP security cover, the couple has become first two such business tycoons – private persons in the country to get government security of this level.
Earlier cover was given to journalists, activists and private persons but, officials say, no business tycoon has been given such a cover and in this case both husband and wife. An official said that Nita Ambani moves separately to lot of places for the work of her Reliance Foundation.
Whenever Mukesh Ambani ever travelled with the family, Nita Ambani automatically got covered in his Z category but she was doing her independent work and this Y Category would entitle her to have separate cover from the same force, said officials.
Nita Ambani has been given the security cover of elite anti-naxal force Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) after the agencies and MHA assessed that she faces threat. The Y category security to Nita Ambani has been given along with escort vehicle facility which means that 10 CRPF commandoes will be there for her security round the clock along with an escort vehicle.
Following this news, Arvind kejriwal has tweeted :
Women raped daily in Delhi. No security for them despite repeated requests. But PM providing security to his friends pic.twitter.com/g08fWg0lRd
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 26, 2016
RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani was given CRPF Z category security – 28 commandoes- in April 2013 by the government following threat from Indian Mujahideen. Mukesh Ambani pays Rs 15 lakh per month to the CRPF for the cover.
Similarly, Nita Ambani will have to pay money for her cover and provide barracks for the commandoes.
In both the cases of husband and wife, sources say Intelligence Bureau and MHA opined that they face threat and should be given the cover.
Here is how some people reacted in twitter :
Nita Ambani : To get Y-category security
Common people of India : ? – category security #AccheDin for ambani only
— Riya Mukherjee (@riyalovezu) July 26, 2016
Nita Ambani’s Category Y security guards be like… pic.twitter.com/FaUkBabr9i
— The-Lying-Lama ☔️ (@KyaUkhaadLega) July 26, 2016
Admirable Y category speech for Mrs Nita Ambani… ??? pic.twitter.com/UWBkkS80fq
— We The India (@VoiceOfPM) July 26, 2016