Security for Sidhu Increased, Bulletproof Vehicle Given: Reports

Security cover for Navjot Singh Sidhu was increased in the wake of threats issued to him.

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File photo of Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

The Punjab government is learnt to have increased the security cover of Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in the wake of threats issued to him, sources said on Wednesday, 9 January.

A bullet-proof vehicle has also been provided to Sidhu by the state government, the sources close to Sidhu said.

In November 2018, the Congress had sought the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security cover for Sidhu citing "growing threat perception" to his life.

Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard as Sidhu was to campaign outside Punjab for the party.

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