30/03/2017 10:35 PM IST | Updated 30/03/2017 10:37 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Gets Z Plus Security, 25 Commandos Will Now Be With Him All The Time

Top level security.

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Yogi Adityanath, newly appointed Chief Minister of India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, arrives to attend a meeting with government officials at Lok Bhavan in Lucknow.

NEW DELHI-- Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been accorded the top category 'Z+' VVIP armed security cover.

The cover will be provided by a special commando team of the Uttar Pradesh police along with a small contingent of the CISF, that was earlier providing him 'Y' category security cover with 2-3 commandos guarding him round-the-clock.

The UP police has communicated the decision to CISF and has asked it to make suitable logistical and operational arrangements in this regard.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover by the Centre had been accorded to Adityanath in his capacity as a BJP Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur but officials said with his taking charge as CM, a threat perception report of central security agencies required his security paraphernalia to be upgraded.

The commandos will also be deployed at his official residence in Lucknow, they said.

As part of the new and upgraded security paraphernalia, Adityanath will have about 25-28 commandos accompanying him with sophisticated weapons at all times he is mobile and his convoy will have pilot and escort vehicles armed with jammers.

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