A home department official said a committee comprising of Principal Secretary (Home) AK Gupta and Director General of Police Rizvan Ahmad on Thursday gave final signal to the new security set up for the Chief Minister who lives with his family in a flat in Kaushambi township close to Delhi.

"The Delhi chief minister may have refused security cover but the UP Police is duty bound to provide him security that has been decided by the state government based on the threat perception," Additional Director General of Police OP Singh said.

The Uttar Pradesh Police has informed Delhi Police of the decision, and necessary instructions have been issued to the police in Ghaziabad district.

Under the 'Z' category, Kejriwal is entitled to round-the-clock security by three sub-inspectors, seven head constables, 10 constables and two drivers.

The local intelligence unit of the Uttar Pradesh Police at Ghaziabad has been asked to be on vigil, especially after an attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office on Wednesday.

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Friday that Kejriwal, who became Chief Minister on December 28, was being given security despite his opposition.


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