The West Bengal government has decided to increase the security of Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team. Mamta Banerjee government will now give Z category security to Ganguly. Under the new security arrangements, the former BCCI president will be guarded by eight to 10 policemen.
Ganguly was guarded by three policemen under the Y-category security cover, an equal number of security personnel guarded his residence in Behala.
The former BCCI president earlier had ‘Y’ category security. After its expiry, on Tuesday (May 16) the government decided to upgrade Ganguly’s security. An official from the Bengal government told news agency PTI, “The review was done as per protocol after the VVIP security was over. After that it was decided to upgrade Ganguly’s security to Z category.”
On Tuesday, representatives of the state secretariat reached Ganguly’s Behala office, where they held a meeting with officials from Kolkata Police Headquarters Lalbazar and the local police station. “Ganguly is currently traveling with his team Delhi Capitals and will return to Kolkata on May 21. He will start getting Z-category security from the same day” the official said.
In West Bengal, Governor CV Anand Bose, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress MP and National Secretary Abhishek Banerjee get Z-plus security. Ministers like Firhad Hakim and Moloy Ghatak are given Z-category security. BJP’s West Bengal president Sukanta Majumdar gets Z plus security along with CISF security.