Arnab Goswami to be provided Y category cover with 20 security personnel protecting him round-the-clock?


Times Now’s editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami may be provided Y category security cover by the central government following an alleged threat from Pakistan-based terror groups, reported Hindustan Times.

The controversial anchor has always been accused of toeing the agenda of the RSS and the Centre’s BJP government.

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He has also earned plenty of flak from his critics for throwing the objectivity out of the window while shouting anyone who disagrees with him in the studio down.

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Prior to Goswami, three other journalists have been provided security cover by the central government. They are Zee News’ editor, Sudhir Chaudhary, who was given X category cover with four guards, Samachar Plus’ Umesh Kumar (’Y’ category) and Ashwini Kumar Chopra (’Z Plus’ category).

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Under the Y category security cover, Goswami will have 20 guards protecting him all the time.

“Goswami is being given security on the basis of a threat-perception analysis by the IB. We will go by the IB recommendation. He faces threats from Pakistan-based terrorist groups due to his comments against them on Times Now,” the paper quoted a home ministry official.

According to report, the home ministry may soon ask the Maharashtra police to handle Goswami’s security as he is based in Mumbai.


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