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Sachin Tendulkar's security cover removed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 December 2019, 14:27 IST

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s security cover has been minimized, while on the other hand Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray’s security cover has been upgraded to Z category, an official said on Wednesday.

The changes in security cover came after a review was undertaken by a Maharashtra Government committee on threat to them, he said.

Besides Tendulkar and Aaditya Thackeray, security cover of more than 90 prominent citizens were reviewed by the committee at a recent meeting, the official said.

Sachin Tendulkar, till now Sachin had X category security which has been taken away, he said.

Under X category, a police personnel used to protect the 46-year old, the official said.

However, Sachin Tendulkar will be given a police escort when ever he steps out of his residence, official said.

Aaditya Thackeray, on the other hand has been given Z security cover, which means more personnel will be protecting him now, the official said.

Previously, the Shiv Sena MLA from Worli enjoyed Y+ security.

NCP’s Sharad Pawar will continue with Z+ security, whereas his nephew Ajit Pawar retains Z category, he said.

Socal Activist Anna Hazare's security has also been magnified from Y+ to Z category, the official said.

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First published: 25 December 2019, 13:49 IST