Ranaut will now have two CRPF commandos protecting her at all times, while one CRPF personnel shall be deployed on static duty at her residence, again on a 24×7 basis. Considering that these personnel will be deployed in shifts, the actress will have a total of 11 CRPF personnel in her security detail, which includes 5 static guards and 6 commandos armed with automatic weapons, for her personal protection.
Ranaut was quick to thank home minister Amit Shah for offering her Central security cover. “This is proof that no fascist will be able to crush a patriotic voice, I am thankful to @AmitShah who, given the circumstances, could have advised me to visit Mumbai after a few days. However he kept the honour of the words of a daughter of India and protected my self-respect and pride,” she tweeted.
The Central protective cover will bring the Mumbai police under obligation to provide the necessary logistical support and assistance to CRPF for managing Kangana’s security detail. Sources indicated that a joint security review shall be held soon, where representatives of intelligence agencies and local police shall be present, to tie up the logistical and coordination matters. This would also require the protectee to declare the principal house where she resides.
Kangana’s comment comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, made in context of her criticism of Mumbai police’s investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by hanging, had riled many, including politicians from the ruling dispensation in Maharashtra. While some politicians from Shiv Sena and NCP sought to caution her against visiting Mumbai, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was caught on camera using a slur against Kangana. Kangana had tweeted a video condemning the slur, slamming the threats to bring her to harm if she visited Mumbai and declaring her resolve to visit the city on September 9.