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PM Modi Advised Not To Hold Impromptu Road Show After Maoist Threat

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SPG officials are worried as there have been times in the past when PM Modi has overruled their advice.

pm modi road showNEW DELHI: After the Pune Police revealed a plot by Maoists to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a
“Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” during one of his roadshows, the Special Protection Guard or SPG, which
provides security to the prime minister, has advised PM Modi not to hold impromptu road shows.

Sources in Cabinet Secretariat told NDTV that the SPG has sensitized its personnel about the latest threat
. The Close Protection Group or CPG – the innermost cordon that moves with the prime minister –
has also been alerted accordingly. These shooters are capable of killing terrorists within a matter of
seconds.

The SPG also has a quick response team known as Counter Assault Team or CAT. This team uses state of
the art weapons and has undergone rigorous training regime. The Counter Assault Team takes swift action
during any attack on the prime minister. They have also been briefed about the latest danger to the PM.

The Home Ministry’s Naxal desk, meanwhile, is in touch with the Pune police. “As of now the
investigations are at nascent stage but we will seek a report from state police,” said a senior police
officer.

SPG officials are worried as there have been times in the past when PM Modi has overruled their advice.

A recent example cited by the SPG is Republic Day Parade 2018. After the parade, PM Modi refused to sit
in his car and headed towards the spectators to greet them. The SPG was taken aback but moved along the
PM as he waved to the crowds. Two SPG men moved along with a thin briefcase, which, sources tell NDTV,
is actually a portable, foldout ballistic shield that offers impressive ballistic protection.

“Whenever security forces whiff any threat or any type of suspicious activity, they just have to flick
the folded shield downwards to deploy it quickly to secure the prime minister,” explained a source.

Sources also disclose that drivers of the convoy of the PM were briefed specially. The convoy includes
two armoured BMW 7 Series sedans, six BMW X5 SUVs and one Mercedes Benz ambulance. Other than this, the
convoy also includes security units vehicles and jammers. Right at the front and at the back of the
convoy of the Prime Minister, there are vehicles of the Delhi Police Security Staff. Then, there are
two more vehicles on to the left and right and in the mid position there is the vehicle of the Prime
Minister. In order to mislead the attackers, the convoy involves two dummy cars identical to that of
Prime Minister.

The jammer vehicle has many antennas over it. These antennas are capable of diffusing bombs kept on
either side of the road at the distance of hundred metres. All of these cars are occupied by the
accurate shooters from NSG. At any given time the Prime Minister is accompanied by a team of around 100
people for security purpose. “When the Prime Minister walks, he is surrounded by commandos of NSG clad
in uniform as well as in civil dress,” finally adds a source.

“Security of the Prime Minister is the top priority. Maoists are fighting a lost battle. Maoist
insurgency has considerably come down,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

The Pune Police told a court on Thursday that they seized the letter with the Prime Minister’s
assassination bid from the residence of one of the five persons they had arrested in connection with
the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

The five arrested had links with the banned CPI-Maoist – Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, lawyer Surendra
Gadling, activists Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen and Rona Wilson. The letter was found from the home of
Delhi-based activist Rona Wilson, the police claimed in the sessions court, according to news agency
PTI.

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