The Centre has decided to provide 'Z' category security cover to Justice S Abdul Nazeer, who was part of the Supreme Court bench which pronounced the Ayodhya verdict, and his family in view of the threat from Popular Front of India (PFI). According to official communication, Justice Nazeer and his family will get the security cover "immediately".
Home Ministry directed CRPF & local police to provide security to Justice S Abdul Nazeer and his family after agencies warned about threats to them. security forces and local police will “immediately” provide ‘Z’ category security to Justice Nazeer and his family members in Karnataka and other parts of the country “in view of the threat from PFI and other quarters, as reported by the security agencies”.
They will give the ‘Z’ category security available with Karnataka’s quota to Justice Nazeer during his visits to Bengaluru, Mangaluru and elsewhere in the state, reads the letter. Similarly, the security will cover his family members residing in Karnataka (Bengaluru and Mangaluru). As many as 22 personnel of paramilitary and police escort a person with ‘Z’ category security cover.