Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan granted Z+ Security cover, says ‘never asked’

  • Kerala News: Union Home Ministry said on Saturday that the Z security cover of CRPF has been extended to Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who earlier today staged an impromptu sit-in on the roadside in Kerala against SFI black flag protest

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Updated27 Jan 2024, 07:42 PM IST
CRPF extends Z security cover to Kerala Governor after impromptu sit-in
CRPF extends Z security cover to Kerala Governor after impromptu sit-in

Kerala News: With the Centre granting Z security cover to Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, he said he never requested additional security.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Khan said, “I have not asked for anything. I am rather praising the Kerala Police... I have never asked for additional security. This is the Central Government's own decision...”

The Union Home Ministry said on Saturday that the Z security cover of CRPF has been extended to Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who earlier today staged an impromptu sit-in on the roadside in Kerala against SFI black flag protest against his motorcade, while he was enroute to a function in the State.

The CRPF will soon take over the security of the Kerala Governor, who till now was receiving state category security cover.

Announcing the same, the Governor posted on social media platform X, "Union Home Ministry has informed Kerala Raj Bhavan that Z Security cover of CRPF is being extended to Hon'ble Governor and Kerala Raj Bhavan,"

Earlier blaming Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for "lawlessness" in the state, "I was supposed to attend a meeting at 11 am. Some people tried to hit my car when I reached here. I don't have any problem if somebody shows the back flag from a distance.

But I will get down if somebody gets near my car. There were police officials here and my only question is why they allowed the protestors to hit the car. I am not blaming the police because it is the Chief Minister of the state who is promoting lawlessness in the state," Khan said.

‘Against security protocol…,’ CM Vijayan

Meanwhile, the CM, at a press conference, termed as "strange" the handing over of the Governor's security to the CRPF.

Vijayan also cited that Governor Khan stepping out of his vehicle was against security protocols and he should not have done that.

He further added Governor Khan has been repeatedly taking a stand contrary to the democratic principles.

(With agency inputs)

 

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First Published:27 Jan 2024, 07:42 PM IST
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