The security for the Indian Cricket Team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been downgraded to Y category from Z category by the Jharkhand government informed by the state’s, top police officer who talked on Monday.
The Director General of Police of the state, Rajeev Kumar said Dhoni used to get nine police personnel earlier as per Z category security and will now following a downgrading of security to Y category he would be provided with seven police personnel.
The decision over reducing the security category for Dhoni was taken at a recent review meeting on security-related matters being provided to important personalities, DGP Rajeev Kumar said in Ranchi. He also said the decision was taken on the basis of intelligence information that the cricketer has no threat.
But there should not be any concern for his security as whenever he returns home it would be more than the Z category, Kumar said. He said Dhoni was given Z security some months ago following intelligence report of some threat but now there was no such threat so the review committee decided to downgrade his security to Y category.
Dhoni’s residence is situated at Harmu in Ranchi from where he goes to Deori temple, from the town is in about 50 km from the state capital, with some pockets of the route being in the Naxal-hit area. He also loves riding motor-cycle alone when in town.