Kolkata: Mayor Sovan Chatterjee weeps after losing z plus security on Wednesday. State declared in a notice and said Sovan gets normal security from now. According to sources, bullet proof car and pilot car removed suddenly from his convoy when he went for Assembly today.
Sovan said that he did not know anything about it and asked them who decided it. he also added that ” I prayed that nobody suffered such as me”.
Earlier, state government has brought him under Z plus security cover. This means that from now NSG trained commandos will follow Chatterjee wherever he goes. When implemented, Kolkata’s first citizen will be the first mayor in the country to come under the Z plus security cover.
The state government has decided to beef up security at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) headquarters and the offices where Kolkata mayor functions as state housing, environment and fire services minister. Several metal detector gates will be installed in the VIP corridors at the KMC headquarters.
On Monday evening, a team of security officials from Kolkata Police intelligence department made a survey of the civic headquarters and took up the issue of mayor’s security with his secretariat.
“The Kolkata police intelligence department officials have done a preliminary survey of the VIP corridor in the KMC headquarters. They have suggested several security measures including installation of metal detector gates and baggage scanner,” a KMC official said.