J&K interlocutor Sharma gets ‘Z’ security cover


New Delhi, The government of India has accorded ‘Z’ category armed security cover to Dineshwar Sharma, the recently-appointed “special representative” on Jammu and Kashmir talks.

An official source said that Sharma would be secured by commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force whenever he travels to any part of India.

“Given his work profile, it was essential to provide the special representative a personal security cover. He will have about six to eight commandos with him at any given time,” a senior official said.

A pilot and escort vehicle will secure his convoy, he said.

A security review of Sharma’s residence in Delhi and analysis of his other requirements are on, and the VIP security team of the CRPF will soon take charge, the official said.