Outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will get Z plus security in Assam where he is likely to settle after his retirement on November 17.
Security of Gogoi and four others judges was incresed ahead of the delivery of Ayodhya verdict last week, according to the sources.
Assam police has been tasked with the security arrangement for Gogoi’s inherited home in Dibrugarh and another house in Guwahati. A senior police official on condition of anonymity, sources told.
A senior police official told sources, “We have received a communication from the Union home ministry where it is stated that Gogoi’s security is upgraded to Z plus, which is the highest security cover. We are doing necessary arrangement for proper security as he is likely to stay in Guwahati post retirement.”
Home ministry officials said the ministry will not like to comment on the security of an individual. However, sources said security of Gogoi and four judges was beefed up after a threat assessment. While Gogoi has been accorded the highest level of cover, other judges have been accorded different categories of security.
Ahead of the Ayodhya verdict, Delhi police had imposed section 144 of CrPC near the residence of Gogoi and chief justice designate S A Bobde prohibiting any unlawful assembly of four or more persons in the area. The Assam government have been told to provide security for Gogoi’s residence in Guwahati as per his entitlement, North Block officials told.