New Delhi: Days after he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Union home ministry on Wednesday provided Y-plus security cover to veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will provide security cover to Mithun Chakraborty, India Today quoted sources as saying.
Usually, in a Y-plus security, the protectee gets an elaborate security cover comprising 11 commandos while a team of more than 55 security personnel is deployed at and around the residence of the VIP.
The Bollywood actor joined the BJP on March 7, ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections. He was introduced to the voters of West Bengal as “Bangalar Chhele” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his Brigade Parade Ground rally earlier this week.
The Union home ministry has accorded X and Y category security cover to around 60 leaders in Bengal in the past one month, the report added.