Sonia Gandhi to travel in 10-year-old SUV after downgraded SPG cover
New Delhi : Earlier this month, the government had downgraded the security cover on the Gandhi Family from SPG to Z Plus category. And now, it has been learned that they will be provided with Ten-year-old Tata Safaris and police protection at home.
Under the Z plus security, a person is secured by at least 100 specially trained police personnel.
The decision was taken after the government sources learned no or less threat to the family, who had been under the tightest possible security after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991 by bombers of the Lankan terror group LTTE.
Under the Z-Plus protection, the Delhi Police have been put in charge of control of access to the residences of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Under SPG protection, the job was done by the toughest and smartest group of commandoes who received special training for this.
Also, instead of special bullet-proof vehicles, they have been provided with Tata Safaris of 2010 vintage. Under SPG protection, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were using Range Rovers with Ballistic Resistance and Rahul Gandhi was using a Fortuner.