Union Home Minister Amit Shah, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and the Gandhi family will now be protected by women commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force, apart from the male contingent provided to them for security.
Shah, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Manmohan Singh are all Z-plus protectees of CRPF. This is the first time the force will deploy women commandos for VIP security.
“Our first batch of women commandos comprising of 32 female combatants has completed its training in VIP security. They will be ready for deployment by January 15. We have decided to detail them with our Z plus protectees,” a senior CRPF officer said.