GUWAHATI, April 23 - Probably for the very first time in the last two years, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal�s security cover has been compromised with! This despite the fact that there has been no let-up in the number of the heavily-armed commandos providing Z+ category security cover to him.
If you are wondering what exactly has gone wrong with the otherwise foolproof security setup, you got to be introduced to �Twister�, an indispensable part of Sonowal�s security net. Now, who is �Twister�? Well, he is someone who knows the CM�s residence in and out, better than any of his ilk.
�Twister� is a specially-trained black labrador responsible for inspecting the Chief Minister�s residence as well as his carcade that involves nine vehicles at any given time.�Most importantly, he is the only one specially trained and authorised to do so.
�Every time the Chief Minister moves in and out of his residence, it is the sole responsibility of �Twister� to inspect the vehicles along with every nook and corner of Sonowal�s official residence,� security sources told this reporter. �Unfortunately, �Twister� has not been keeping well for the last few days,� sources divulged. �He looks stressed. No work for at least a week. Could be due to over-work,� doctors attending on �Twister� prescribed.
Sources close to the Chief Minister�s residence said, � �Twister� is by far the most well-trained canine in the entire State security setup and hence has been attached with the Chief Minister�s residence at Kharghuli ever since Sonowal turned the Brahmaputra State Guest House into his official residence.
�His ill health has sparked a cause of concern for those responsible for the Chief Minister�s security and although we have asked for a temporary replacement, we want him back in action as soon as possible, as he is�completely accustomed to the security mechanism,� sources said.
Doctors at the Veterinary Hospital, Chenikuthi where the canine is being treated, said �Twister� was suffering from loss of appetite and could be anaemic too.��We have collected his blood samples which have been sent for examination at the College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara. We are expecting the reports by tomorrow. Till then, we have advised complete rest,� Dr Pranjit Baruah of Veterinary Hospital, Chenikuthi said. �Apart from routine blood test, I have also asked for blood parasite examination,� he added.