‘Y’ category cover means 20 guards will now protect him round-the-clock, and this includes two personal security officers for close proximity security.
Under the existing rules, the state provides security to individuals under four categories namely Z-plus, Z, Y and X. In ‘Z Plus’ category, a person gets 40 guards with two escort vehicles; ‘Z’ category person gets 30 guards with one escort vehicle; ‘Y’ category gets 20 guards; and ‘X’ category person gets four guards.
As per a list prepared by the government, Y-category security is provided to around 450 people. Out of them, 125 are getting it because of the constitutional post held by them, the remaining 275 are being protected due to the threats they have received.
Media pundits say Goswami’s incessant campaign against Dr Zakir Naik and regular debates on Triple Talaq, Uniform Civil Code has also annoyed a certain section of Muslim community. Moreover, Arnab showing the mirror to the left-leaning commentators has also not gone well and they have accused him of breaching journalistic codes without offending his core viewership.