Govt. allows armed security officer for CEC during air travel

April 26th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): The Centre, in a special order, has allowed an armed personal security officer of the new Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla to accompany him in any civilian flight.

According to official sources, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an order in this regard recently.

Navin Chawla currently enjoys ‘Z’ category security. No reason was mentioned for the decision where an armed security officer will be among the passengers.

With such a special order, Chawla has become the first bureaucrat in the country to have this kind of security arrangement.

The Ministry communicated its decision to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, who subsequently issued an advisory to all airports, the sources said. (ANI)

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