This was being done as it was the "duty" of the government and the Home Ministry to take care of the security requirements and protection of VVIPs and others based on threat perception, he said.

"It is the duty of any state government and the Centre to protect such VVIPs. When he (Kejriwal) was elected as the Chief Minister he was immediately provided with security. We are now giving him security cover without his knowledge," he said.

Shinde said the security agencies have thrice asked Kejriwal to take security.

He said the task of ensuring security to Kejriwal is being carried out by the Delhi Police even as the Police Commissioner of Delhi has talked to the Ghaziabad SP to take care of security requirements in his area.

“Recently there was an attack on AAP office in Ghaziabad, we have asked the local police that if not directly they can post their men in the vicinity of these locations," Shinde said.


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