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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh continues to have Z+ security cover: Home Ministry

File photo: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Photograph:( AFP )

ANI New Delhi, India Aug 26, 2019, 10.56 AM (IST)

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh continues to have a 'Z+' security cover.

MHA's clarification came amidst reports claiming that the government is likely to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) from former Prime Minister's security detail.

 "The current security cover review is a periodical and professional exercise based on threat perception that is purely based on a professional assessment by security agencies. Dr Manmohan Singh continues to have a Z+ security cover," read a statement from MHA.

Singh, who was the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014, was last week elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.

The BJP did not field any candidate against the senior Congress leader.

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MHA's clarification came amidst reports claiming that the government is likely to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) from former Prime Minister's security detail.