State security should be given to individuals if threat perception real: Allahabad HC

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Lucknow, Aug 4 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday deprecated the practice of granting security to a person on state expense and taxpayers' money, reflecting an authority of symbol to flaunt his status as a VIP.  "The threat perception has to be real and the Security Committee has to assess the threat perception, taking into consideration the reports from the Intelligence Unit, the police station concerned and the past record of the applicant," the Lucknow bench of the court said.

Dismissing the writ petition filed by a lawyer, a bench of justices Ritu Raj Awasthi and Dinesh Kumar Singh said from the records, it was evident that he did not have any real threat to his life and property.