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Mumbai. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has stepped up the security of industrialist Mukesh Ambani by giving him Z+ category security. Ambani (65) will pay the cost of security which will be around 40 to 45 lakh rupees per month. Earlier, he had got Z category security. According to reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs has taken this decision on the recommendation of IB which had expressed apprehension of danger on Mukesh Ambani. His security has been increased at a time when a suspicious car was found outside his home Antilia last year, in which 20 gelatin sticks were found. Apart from this, he has also been receiving threatening calls. Last month, Ambani and his family received death threats. A person named Vishnu Vibhu Bhowmik was arrested in the case.
Z+ for Mukesh Ambani and Y+ for Nita Ambani
Mukesh Ambani was provided Z+ security by the then Manmohan Singh government in 2013 after he received threats from Hizbul Mujahideen. His wife Nita Ambani was provided Y + security by the central government in 2016. Their children are also given graded security by the Maharashtra government. However, the Z+ security was later snatched from Mukesh Ambani.
58 commandos will protect Ambani
About 58 commandos of CRPF will be deployed for 24 hours in the security of Mukesh Ambani and his family. These commandos are equipped with many modern weapons including the Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun made in Germany. 800 rounds of bullets can be fired in a minute with this gun. Notably, Z+ security is the highest level of security of VVIP in India, under it there are 6 central security levels. There are already 6 drivers round the clock in Ambani's security.
Ambani's Personal security guards will accompany
Apart from CRPF, Mukesh Ambani also has about 15-20 personal security guards, who are without weapons i.e. unarmed. His personal guards have been trained by an Israel-based security firm. These private security guards deployed to protect Ambani and his family are also a trend in Krav Maga (Israeli Martial Art). These guards work in two shifts, including retired Indian Army personnel and NSG personnel.