New Delhi: The Supreme Court will consider several legal questions pertaining to VIP security and has asked for viewpoints from the states and Union Territories in this regard.

The court will discuss whether citizens should be divided into two classes in the name of security and weigh pros and cons of it.

During the hearing of a petition filed by Abhay Singh mentioning use of beacon lights and VIP security, Justice JS Singhvi and Justice Sudhanshu Jyoti Mukhopadhyay issued directions in this regard.

The petition raised questions over the VIP security cover for UP Congress Legislative Party leader Pramod Tiwary and his family. The Apex Court has decided to discuss the legal angle of the VIP security cover.

Singh’s counsel Harish Salve also batted for the discussion over the petition and other important issues pertaining to security cover.

JPN/Bureau