Y-category security to Arnab Goswami over threat from terror groups

New Delhi: Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami is set to be provided Y-category security by the government after he received threats from “Pakistan-based terror groups”, the Hindustan Times reported.

The television journalist will get round-the-clock protection from around 20 security personnel including two personal security officers.

A Union Home Ministry official told Hindustan Times: “Goswami is being given security on the basis of a threat-perception analysis by the IB. We will go by the IB recommendation. He faces threats from Pakistan-based terrorist groups due to his comments against them on Times Now.”

Since Goswami is based in Mumbai, the ministry would give the task to the Maharashtra police.

Goswami isn’t the only journalist to receive the security cover.

Other journalists such as Zee News’s Sudhir Chaudhary (’X’ category), Samachar Plus’s Umesh Kumar (’Y’ category) and Ashwini Kumar Chopra (’Z Plus’ category) also received the security cover from the Centre.