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Assam CM Sonowal gets 'Z+' VVIP cover of NSG commandos

Assam CM Sonowal gets Z+ VVIP cover of NSG commandos
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been accorded a 'Z+' VVIP security cover of NSG black cat commandos by the centre owing to threats from insurgents and militants like the ULFA and Bodo.

Officials said the Union Home Ministry recently sanctioned the armed commandos' cover after an intelligence report by central security agencies. Assam police had also recommended to secure Sonowal by a well-trained and equipped group of security men.

They said the task has been given to the elite black cat commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG), which last time accorded such security cover to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in 2013.

Officials said a contingent of about 35 commandos will soon take over their duty in Assam's capital Guwahati, where the Chief Minister is based.
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