SC Orders Z+ Security to Mukesh Ambani, Family Across India & Abroad

The entire expenses and cost of providing the highest level Z+ security cover to Mukesh Ambani within the territory of India or abroad shall be borne by them, the court said.
Mukesh Ambani and family | file image
Mukesh Ambani and family | file image

The Supreme Court has directed to provide the highest Z+ security cover to Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani and his family members throughout India and abroad.

The entire expenses and cost of providing the highest level Z+ security cover to Mukesh Ambani within the territory of India or abroad shall be borne by them, the court said.

A bench of justices Krishna Murari and Ahsanuddin Amanullah passed these directions on Monday.

The court said it found that the Security Cover provided to the respondent Mukesh Ambani and his family has been the subject matter of controversy at different places and in different High Courts.

The court issued directions that the highest Z+ security cover be provided to the family and the same is to be ensured by the State of Maharashtra and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Senior Counsel Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for the respondent contends that the highest level of Z+ security cover was provided to the respondent, in view of continuous threat perception assessed by Mumbai Police and MHA and Central government.

He further submitted that the respondent is at continued risk of being targeted to financially destabilize the country and such risk exists not only throughout India as also when the said respondents are travelling abroad. It is also pointed out that respondents have business across the country as also around the world and the philanthropic activities of their foundation penetrate even the remotest corner of the country and in view of the threat perception, the highest level of security cover is essential to protect them.

The court order came on a miscellaneous application filed by one in a matter pertaining to Union of India vs Bikash Saha.

The petitioner has challenged the High Court of Tripura at Agartala which has directed the Union of India to produce status reports regarding the threat perception with respect to Mukesh Ambani.

The top court closed the writ petition as it refused to interfere with the High Court of Tripura at Agartala's direction. Counsel for the applicant contends that the order dated July 22, 2022, needs clarification as the said order was restricted to providing of security cover to respondent Mukesh Ambani only exclusively within the State of Maharashtra, which is the place of business and residence of the said respondents.

(with inputs from ANI)

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