Following the deadly attack on Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh at Ukhrul recently, there are reports that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal might be provided Z Plus security. The Home Department of Assam is thinking of tightening the security of Sonowal which is quite relaxed presently. After the recent attack on Manipur Chief Minister, State Home Department has sent a proposal to the Central Government urging them to increase the security of Sonowal.
It may be mentioned that the Home Ministry takes a call on providing Z or Z Plus security to someone. Two former Chief Ministers of Assam, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Tarun Gogoi used to get Z security. Under Z category, the Chief Minister is protected by 22 armed jawans.
Earlier, the Chief Minister had reduced his security and the number of vehicles in his cavalcade keeping in mind that the common people are not harassed. Earlier, both the ruling as well as the opposition party MLAs unanimously opined that the Chief Minister must avail the Z plus security cover.