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Z-Plus Cover to Ambani

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Rock n Rolla, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    Air rifles and BB guns, but guess these commandos have to pay for it themselves
     
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    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    I understand he will pay for security. So why not at ZERO cost?
     
  3. AccessDenied

    AccessDenied Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Precisely. Or even Ex- MARCOS, Ex-Garud, Ex-NSG....the options are endless for someone like him.
     
  4. rcscwc

    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    CISF provide security to private enterprises facing threats. It is on cost basis. What is the objection?
     
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  6. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Its CRPF & and a 'private' individual... :mrgreen:
     
  7. rcscwc

    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Yes, on cost basis.
     
  8. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    The comment you have quoted now was posted before I came to know he was paying for the security cover... :hitwall:
     
  9. rcscwc

    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    What is the problem even there?
     
  10. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Why Government of India should pay for Mukesh Ambani’s security

    The news on Monday that the government would spend precious taxpayer money to provide Z-category security to billionaire Mukesh Ambani has met with much outrage. Can't India's richest man pay for his own security? Why is the government protecting the superwealthy when its police can seemingly do nothing to protect women from preying deviants? The social media erupted in protest.

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal seemed the most upset. His tweet, "Z security to Mukesh Ambani? Such a rich man can't hire his own security guards. And no media had the courage to question this?" was retweeted nearly a thousand times.

    Such was the force of public opinion that before midday on Monday, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde announced that Ambani will pay for his own security. This is unprecedented.

    Kejriwal and others, who are arguing against security cover for Ambani, are barking up the wrong tree. Equality before the law means precisely that and there is no good principle that would stand a rigorous test for consistency to discriminate against Ambani because he happens to be very rich.

    According to reports in The Times of India and Mail Today, the facts of the case are as follows. About two months ago, a letter was delivered at Mukesh Ambani's office in Mumbai. Purportedly from the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, it warned that they intend to attack the businessman's Altamount Road residence Antilla, notorious as the world's most expensive residence.

    The Mumbai Police carried out an investigation and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) conducted a threat analysis. The IB recommended 24-hour security for the industrialist. Based on the reports and the assessment of the threat level, he was subsequently found to be worthy of Z-category security.

    This is the same procedure that would be followed if you or, less likely, this writer were similarly threatened. There is, as yet, nothing to suggest that Ambani received preferential treatment. Two months have passed since the threat was made and concerned institutions did due diligence before recommending security cover.

    Can this process be rigged? Perhaps. And many unscrupulous politicians in this country receive security cover by exaggerating the threat against them. Now that is an argument to streamline the existing system and it might not be without merit.

    But as long as that is the due process, how do you deny Ambani security cover? He is a taxpaying citizen like anybody else and if the state, by a certain process and under specific circumstances, provides additional security measures, he is fully entitled to it.

    On the face of it, it seems hard to justify the state's limited resources being diverted for the protection of a wealthy individual. If he has the means, shouldn't he protect himself?

    No individual in India, irrespective of his wealth, can make a competent effort to protect himself from a terror attack. India does not license semi-automatic or automatic weapons. Terrorists, not unduly troubled by this, could be equipped with the most advanced assault weapons.

    Besides, private security agencies do not have the knowhow to protect against improvised explosive devices and other sophisticated threats. Either the state must hold the monopoly over protection and do a good job of it, or it must declare its inability to provide such protection and allow individuals like Ambani to raise private armies.

    Some find it comforting that Ambani has been asked to pay for his security. This is problematic on two counts. The first is that others who enjoy such security cover do not pay. This includes politician Subramanian Swamy, DMK's MK Stalin, activist Teesta Setalvad and several ex-cops and scientists. We should not institutionalise the idea that the rich should be treated differently by the state. Such ideas have other consequences.

    Worse, by accepting payment for their services, we will be reducing the brave men of our para forces into hired mercenaries. We should spare them this ignominy. Let no RIL executive feel that the soldiers who guard their boss are in the company's employ and can be treated as such.

    Let's scrutinise our rich, investigate their cosy nexus with politicians, hold them to high standards and deplore their vulgar display of wealth. But let us not fall prey to the temptation to vilify them, and allow our reasoning to be muddled in the process.

    Why Government of India should pay for Mukesh Ambani?s security - Page2 - The Economic Times
     
  11. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Mukesh Ambani to pay Rs 15 lakh for security

    So whats the issue here.

    He pays thousands of crores of rupees as tax, pays for govt security too.
     
  12. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    He's paying for security now, no issues there...

    Govt is responsible for the security of average Indians too, that's all.
     
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    Z plus for Ambani is OK

    But what about these people ?:facepalm:

    they are born to be killed like mosquitoes right ? All the very best babus

    [​IMG]
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    I need one too..

    1 billion cops will get new jobS. :troll:
     
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  15. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    What I meant was police personnel per 1000 people are still not at desired levels all over India. So if GoI is providing CRPF security to Ambani then they might as well use the CRPF to provide security for people (like state police). :mrgreen:
     
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