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SPG only secures PM, CRPF covers 56 VIPs: Govt

SPG only secures PM, CRPF covers 56 VIPs: Govt 

Special Protection Group (SPG) only has the prime minister under its cover while Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) secures 56 important people in the country, the govt informed Parliament.

Without naming PM Narendra Modi, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in a written reply in Lok Sabha said the SPG protects only 1 person.

According to a recent amendment in the SPG Act, the force now protects PM and members of his immediate family residing with him at his official residence.

Source: LiveMint

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