Bhartiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra has been provided with Y level security. It entitles him to have six security personnel round-the-clock to guard him in and outside the city.
Kapil Mishra, who had joined BJP last year, tweeted on Sunday that he was receiving threats to his life on the phone, WhatsApp and email, both from India and abroad.
According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, Mishra has been provided with two Personal Security Officers (PSOs), who will remain with him round-the-clock. Besides this, there are four more security personnel to ensure his safety. “As per the security protocols, one of the PSO’s will be armed with an automatic rifle, while the others will be carrying pistols with them,” said a source.
Earlier on Monday, Supreme Court had agreed to hear on March 4 a plea seeking lodging of FIRs against Kapil Mishra and 3 other BJP leaders (Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma and Abhay Verma) for their purported hate speeches which allegedly led to recent violence in Delhi in which over 40 people lost their lives and scores injured.
The petition filed by 10 victims of the violence was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde which said it would be heard on Wednesday.
Kapil Mishra has collected over Rs 71 lakh through crowdfunding to help “Hindu families who are the victims of Delhi riots”.
The violence in Delhi began on 23 February after Mishra led a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Maujpur area near Jaffrabad and gave an ultimatum to the Delhi Police to remove the anti-CAA protesters. He made the speech in the presence of Ved Prakash Surya, the DCP (Northeast) of Seelampur.
Since then, at least 46 people have died and over 200 have been injured in the riots that have engulfed the city.
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