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.

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.

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).

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.