3 commandos suspended for lapse in security of NSA Ajit Doval

Publish Date: 17 Aug, 2022 |

Taking action in a case related to the lapse in the security of the country's National Security Advisor NSA Ajit Doval, the government has dismissed 3 commandos from their jobs. These commandos were engaged in the security of the NSA when a vehicle reached the gate of their house in February this year. In this case, the police had arrested a person. Sources related to MHA have informed that the DIG and Commandant related to VIP security have been transferred.

Doval provided with SSG Security

Doval enjoys 'Z+' category security under the Central VIP Security List. He has been provided security cover by the Special Protection Group (SSG) unit of CISF. This incident of security lapse happened on February 16. The punitive action was taken after a probe conducted by the CISF found five officers guilty of various charges and recommended action against them.

Three commandos of the SSG were dismissed from service, while the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) heading the security unit and a senior officer of the rank of Commandant, just below his rank, have been transferred, officials said. The three commandos who were sacked were present at the NSA residence that day to provide security. Significantly, the man who breached the security was caught outside the NSA's residence and handed over to the Delhi Police.

What was the case?

In the month of February, a person tried to enter Ajit Doval's kothi with a car at around 7.45 am. But the security personnel present there stopped the person at the right time and took him into custody. In the initial investigation, the man appeared to be mentally disturbed. The arrested person was identified as Shantanu Reddy, a resident of Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was told that he had hired a red color SUV car from Noida. With this car, he reached Ajit Doval's house. Reddy was caught while trying to enter the car. CISF protects NSA Ajit Doval. He has got Z + category security from the Ministry of Home Affairs.


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