India: Just 4 days after he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021, the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday provided Y-plus security cover to veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty. As per updates, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will provide security cover to Mithun Chakraborty.
In general, under Y-plus security cover, the protectee gets an elaborate security comprising 11 commandos while a team of more than 55 security personnel is deployed at and around the residence of the VIP.
Notably, the actor-politician is not the first VIP to have been provided with some kind of security cover in Bengal ahead of the assembly election. The Union home ministry has accorded X and Y category security cover to around 60 leaders in Bengal in the past one month.