NEW DELHI, Oct 11 - The Centre has decided to beef up security arrangement of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi following a review by the central agencies. According to reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs, including the Intelligence Bureau and Delhi Police recently held a meeting to review the CJI�s security arrangements. The agencies concluded that the security of the CJI is very �flimsy��.
�During the course of discussion, it was pointed out that the security arrangements of Delhi Police are very flimsy to the extent that anyone could walk up to the CJI and garland him or take a selfie with him. This practice has not been appreciated and must be stopped immediately,� sources said.
After the high-level meeting, it has been conveyed to all the security agencies responsible for the CJI�s security to secure the parking of his convoy and deploy either a close proximity team or a close ring team.
�The current security scenario requires that all stakeholders should go the extra mile to ensure foolproof security for all the high dignitaries,� sources said.
There have been incidents when the CJI was surrounded by the public who started taking selfies following which the meeting was called to discuss the issue.
Interestingly, the security loop-holes have been detected towards the end of Justice Gogoi�s tenure. He is scheduled to retire on November 17, this year.
As reported, Guwahati West Deputy Commissioner of Police Bhanwar Lal Meena was placed under suspension for alleged �security lapses� in the security arrangements for the Chief Justice of India while on a visit to the Kamakhya Temple last October.
The incident took place when BJP president Amit Shah and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were inside the temple even as the CJI arrived. Due to the rush, Justice Gogoi had to wait for some time, reportedly 34 seconds, before he could enter the temple, after which the then DCP Meena, and an Additional Deputy Commissioner were suspended since they could not ensure seamless entry for the CJI Gogoi and his wife into the temple.