New Delhi: The Z-category VIP security cover of West Bengal politician and MLA Mukul Roy, who lately re-joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) following a brief stint with the BJP, has been removed, official references stated on Thursday.
They told the Union Home Ministry has ordered the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to revive its detachment deployed with the 67-year-old Roy.
Roy had last week entered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC accompanying his son Subhrangshu in Kolkata.
Sources declared Roy, who won the assembly election as a BJP candidate from Krishnanagar Uttar constituency, had communicated to the Centre to remove the protective cover, which has now been given effect.
Roy had left the TMC following being discharged from the post of the party’s national general secretary. He had entered the BJP in November 2017 and was named the party’s national vice president.
Shortly later, he was granted a low-level Y+ central security cover of the central paramilitary CRPF which was promoted to the second top-level of Z just before the assembly ballots in the state that were contained in March-April this year.
Sources stated the small category security cover being granted to Subhrangshu by another central paramilitary unit CISF has also been eliminated.