- Petition to restore owner’s Z category security
- The next date of hearing in the case is on October 5.
- Chakrapani’s security category reduced from Z to X
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Center and the Delhi Police to assess the threat perception to Akhil Bharat Mahasabha chief Swami Chakrapani. Chakrapani has claimed threat to his life from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Justice Rekha Palli issued notices to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi Police and their lawyers sought time to file their reply on Chakrapani’s plea. The next hearing on the matter in the court will be on October 5.
Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Chakrapani, sought a direction to the authorities to restore the ‘Z’ category security given to him. Chakrapani’s security was reduced from ‘Z’ category to ‘X’ category. That is, they got only one PSO.
His lawyer argued, “This level of security given to me (Chakrapani) is absolutely insufficient, my life is in grave danger.” He said that apart from Dawood Ibrahim, Chakrapani has also received threats from Chhota Shakeel and his henchmen and other anti-social elements.
Advocate Ajay Digpaul, appearing for Delhi Police, submitted that security is given to a person on the basis of police assessment of the danger to his life.
Petitioner and National President of Sant Mahasabha and Akhil Bharat Mahasabha, Swami Chakrapani argued that on 23 September 2021, without prior notice and without assigning any reason, his security was reduced from Z category to X category.