Kolkata: After joining saffron brigade, Mukul Roy is now protected by three to four CRPF commandos. A ‘Y+’ category of armed VIP security cover has been accorded by the Centre to Mukul Roy, a day after he joined the BJP after quitting Trinamool Congress.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been entrusted with the task of safeguarding the former railway minister under the UPA regime, official sources said.
“A contingent of armed CRPF commandos will take charge of the new protectee in the next few days. Roy will have about three to four commandos with him, whenever he is in West Bengal,” a senior official said.
He said a threat analysis report, prepared by central intelligence and security agencies, favoured granting of such a cover to Roy. The CRPF has a special VIP security wing and it secures around 70 dignitaries. Roy, a founder member of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), was inducted into the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday.