The Central government has upgraded ‘Z’ category Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) armed security cover of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hans Raj Hans, sources said.

The North West Delhi MP will now be provided ‘Z’ category security in Delhi along with Punjab. Earlier this year, Hans was accorded ‘Z’ category CISF security cover in Punjab during the Assembly elections in the state. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) upgraded its security cover last week in a security review meeting based on an Intelligence Bureau report, said a source requesting anonymity.

With the upgraded security cover, Hans will be provided with a ‘Z’ category security cover during his stay and travel both in Punjab and the national capital.

The security of the 60-year-old BJP MP was upgraded amid preparations for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections scheduled next month.