Arnab Goswami to get Y category security cover over threat from Pak-based terror groups: Report
Arnab Goswami will get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him from close distance.
Times NOW editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami will receive “Y category” security cover from the government after the Intelligence Bureau perceived a threat to his life from “Pakistan based terrorists groups”, the Hindustan Times reported. The journalist will get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him from close distance.
The journalist, who is known for his prime time news-hour debates, has been very vocal against terrorists organisations and Pakistan since Uri terror attacks on 18th September in which 19 army soldiers lost their lives. Goswami, who is based out of Mumbai, has not yet commented on the development. His security is likely to be looked after by the Maharashtra government.
Apart from Arnab Goswami, other journalists who receive similar covers include Zee News’s Sudhir Chaudhary (’X’ category), Samachar Plus’s Umesh Kumar (’Y’ category) and Ashwini Kumar Chopra (’Z Plus’ category).