Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Ex Army Chief V K Singh stripped of security cover

Seven vehicles and 30-35 personnel were deployed in his security duties round the clock, the government has said


Ex Army Chief V K Singh stripped of security cover (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Government has decided to withdraw all security cover provided to former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who has been taking part in a number of protests over corruption, Delhi gangrape incident and other issues.

The former Army Chief was provided Z 'Plus' security cover till November 30 but in a review meeting, the Ministry of Home Affairs took a decision that he does not require any protection, Army sources said here. After the decision was conveyed to the Army Headquarters, it is in the process of withdrawing all vehicles including a bullet-proof car and around 30-35 personnel from his security, they said.

Seven vehicles and 30-35 personnel were deployed in his security duties round the clock, they said. Gen V K Singh, who retired on May 31, was given a Z Plus security cover till November 30 and he was allowed to stay in Government accommodation in Delhi Cantonment area for one year after he had sought a nine-month extension from Defence Minister A K Antony.

Singh has been named in an FIR by the Delhi Police for his alleged role in protests against the gang rape of a girl in a moving bus on December 16.

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