The Centre removed the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover from the Gandhi family members – Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday.
After detailed analysis by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the Union Home Ministry decided such a move.
However, the three members of the Gandhi family will be covered with CRPF Z plus security.
As per the Centre, the threat cover for each person is reviewed every year and due to reduced threat anticipation towards the Gandhi family, their security personnel can be used somewhere else.
Earlier, former PM Manmohan Singh’s SPG cover was also lifted off.