New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces threats from the extreme right-wing fundamentalist elements, if the security agencies can be believed.
They added this to more than 40 threat perceptions requiring protection to the PM. The new right-wing threat was added in Delhi Police security blue book while preparing for the PM’s International Yoga Day programme.
It says Modi may face threats from the right-wing fundamentalists due to his attempts to be cosy with the Muslims. It notes that these fundamentalists are not happy with Modi hosting a group of Muslim leaders at his 7 Race Course Road residence and assuring them all support.
The blue book also states that the fundamentalists may be also annoyed because of the conviction of many right-wing leaders in the cases related to 2002 Gujarat riots and Modi doing nothing for them.
Enquiries showed that the security agencies did not have any specific threat leading to the addition of the right-wing fundamentalists as dangerous but just on the basis of general perception.
Delhi Police security guide is prepared for the VVIPs ahead of the major events or programmes, with precise details of the arrangements to secure the PM, President and other VVIPs attending a programme.
The guide is based on the Intelligence Bureau”s inputs. More than 40 threat perceptions with regard to the PM include those from the Islamic fundamentalist groups, terrorist groups, North-East insurgents, Naxals and the underworld. The Islamic groups listed include Indian Mujahideen, LeT, JeM, HUM, Harkat-ul-Jihad Islam, Tehreek-e-Taliban and Hijbul Mujahideen.
The guide is used by Delhi Police for providing an outer cordon to the PM”s multi-layered security arrangements, roping in several paramilitary forces in the arrangements.
The innermost security is, however, handled by the close protection unit of the Special Protection Group (SPG) that was raised to protect the PMs and ex-PMs after Indira Gandhi”s assassination.