Editor in Chief of Times Now, Mr. Arnab Goswami will receive “Y category” security cover after Intelligence Bureau (IB) recognizes a threat to his life from “Pakistan-based Terrorist groups”.
Goswami will be given 24 hours protection from 20 security personnel, including a personal security officer.
A Union Home Ministry official said, “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”.
He is known for his prime-time news hour debates and has been vocal against terrorist organizations. His security is likely to be looked after by the Maharashtra government.
Other Journalists who have received similar security covers are Sudhir Chaudhary from Zee news, Ashwini Kumar Chopra and Umesh Kumar from Samachar Plus.