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Kejriwal turns down ‘Z’ security cover

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Kejriwal turns down security cover
Kejriwal turns down security cover

 AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal, who is set to become Chief Minister of Delhi, on Monday refused the high security cover provided by Delhi Police, saying “God is his biggest security.

Additional Commissioner of Delhi (Security) V. Renganathan wrote a letter to Mr. Kejriwal saying Delhi Police have been providing security cover to the Chief Minister of Delhi who is given Z category protectee status.

“Since Mr Arvind Kejriwal is going to take over as Chief Minister of Delhi, Delhi Police need to give the security cover to him as per norms,” said the letter which was delivered to him by a Delhi Police officials.

Mr. Kejriwal, in his reply to Delhi Police, thanked them for their offer but said he doesn’t need any security or any escort or Personal Security Officer (PSO).

“God is my biggest security,” he wrote.

Mr. Kejriwal on Monday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and staked claim to form the government in Delhi after it received “overwhelming” response from people during a week-long “referendum” through SMS, telephone, email and public meetings.

In his letter to Delhi Police, Mr. Kejriwal said “Thank you for offering me security. But as I have already informed earlier, I don’t need any security, I don’t need any escort or PSO. God is my biggest security.”

He, however, asked the police to provide some help in crowd management or security at his venues.

“However, I would be grateful if some help is provided for crowd management or security at places,” he said.

Special Commissioner (Security) Taj Hassan also said Mr. Kejriwal was being provided security as per law.

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