The Union Home Ministry has granted ‘Y’ category security cover to chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani. From now on, 10 armed Central Reserve Police Force commandos and an escort vehicle will move around with her.
With this, Nita Ambani and her husband Mukesh Ambani – who was given ‘Z’ category security cover three years ago – are the first two business tycoons in India to get VVIP security of this level, reported the Times of India.
Central security agencies had prepared a threat assessment report after which the protection was sanctioned. A government officer told PTI, “The security cover will be fully paid for, like in the case of her husband.” Mukesh Ambani has had 28 commandos, a pilot and an escort vehicle with him round-the-clock since April 2013, when he received threats from the Indian Mujahideen. He pays Rs 15 lakh a month to the CRPF for their services.
The 'Y' category is a scale lower than 'Z', which is the second highest VVIP security cover. The CRPF, at present, provides VIP cover to 58 protectees, including many politicians.