The data compiled by the Bureau of Police Research and Development shows that out of the 19.26 lakh police officers in the country, 56,944 are deployed for the security of 20,828 VIPs.
Although the Centre had recently taken steps to end VIP culture, states make their own rules as a result of which such a huge number of cops are deployed to guard the VIPs. States cite security threat as the reason to provide security to VIPs.
One could expect several more twists in the Aurangabad arms hauls case. With the SIT blaming cops from West Bengal for the escape of an accused in the case. Shaikh Abdul Naeem suspected to be an operative of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba was an accused in the 2006 Aurangabad arms hauls case.
This was a major case reported from Maharashtra and according to police diaries, several members of the LeT were transporting arms for a terrorist attack. The arms were seized but the operatives managed to escape.
The three day all India director general’s and inspector general’s conference in which the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is present is discussing two key issues. While one issue pertains to the ISIS threat, the other is relating to Dawood Ibrahim.