CRPF protection for former PM Manmohan Singh

Chennai: The Special Protection Group security given to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been withdrawn. He will now be given protection by the CRPF.

Sources said the move has been made as part of an annual exercise to review SPG cover. Based on threat perception, SPG is given to former Prime Ministers and their families.

It may be noted that Manmohan Singh was recently elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.

NT Bureau