With polls nearing, CRPF women commandos to guard high-risk personalities

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 22, 2021 7:37 pm -- Updated:December 22, 2021 7:38 pm

New Delhi: With the Assembly elections due in five states next year, a maiden contingent of CRPF women commandos that has been trained in VIP security will be deployed with high-risk facing personalities such as Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other high-risk facing personalities for multiple duties.

These CRPF women commandos would be accompanying them during the Assembly elections in the five states.

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Notably, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has raised its first-ever contingent of 32 women commandos in its VIP security wing and they will now be tasked to guard its protectees who get the top Z+ cover and are based in Delhi. These women commandos have completed their 10-week training in rendering VIP security duties, unarmed combat, body frisking and special weapons firing, and will now be deployed on the ground sometime in January.

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Initially, the women commandos will be deployed with its Z+ category protectees based in Delhi, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the first family of Congress that includes party president Sonia Gandhi, her children Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as his wife Gursharan Kaur.

These protectees also are provided with an advanced security liaison protocol due to their high-risk profile.

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The women commandos, like their male counterparts, will carry arms, ballistic protection and other gadgets as required on the job.

-PTC News with agency inputs 

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