Vinay Katiya, founder president of the Bajrang Dal, he is currently a BJP Rajya Sabha MP, will now get Z cover security. Photograph: (Reuters)
Former UP chief ministers Mulayam, Akhilesh, and Mayawati have all had their cover downgraded
A Times of India report said Sunday that the Uttar Pradesh government has downgraded the security cover of several opposition leaders including former chief ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son Akhilesh Yadav, and Mayawati.
On the other hand, the security cover of senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar has been upgraded. Katiyar, who is the founder president of the Bajrang Dal, he is currently a Rajya Sabha MP, will now get Z cover security.
The TOI report said the decision was taken late Saturday night, following a meeting of the state's security committee made up of the principal secretary (home), ADG Intelligence and ADG Security, along with the state's newly appointed DGP Sulkhan Singh.