New Delhi: The government has now granted ‘Y’ category security cover of armed CRPF commandos to Nita Ambani. Previously Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani was accorded a ‘Z’ category security few years ago.
“Nita has recently been provided a full ‘Y’ cover of about ten armed men who will be travelling with her every time she is mobile,” officials said. As her husband was already a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) protectee, the new responsibility was entrusted to the country’s largest paramilitary as “logistical arrangements” would be easy to do, they said.
The business tycoon couple are possibly the only private corporate entity to be accorded government VVIP security cover after the Union Home Ministry had first approved the facility for country’s richest business leader (Mukesh Ambani) in 2013. They said a threat assessment report prepared by central security agencies reported the requirement of a special security cover for her after which the Union Home Ministry sanctioned the protection. “The security cover will be fully paid for, like in the case of her husband. A team of about 10 CRPF commandos with an escort vehicle will secure the new protectee,” they added.