Friday, January 7, 2011



Mohammad Hamid Ansari may be the deputy of President Pratibha Patil but he overtook her in one aspect last year when he attended more functions than her in the capital. 

However, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tops the list for attending functions with 187 programmes under his name in the capital. 

According to the Delhi Police Annual Report 2010, Patil attended 99 functions in the capital till December 15, 2010 while Vice President Ansari attended 150 for which the city police oversaw the security arrangements. 

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi attended 107 functions while there were 288 functions were attended by foreign heads of states and another 380 by "distinguished" foreigners. 

Vimla Mehra, Special Commissioner (Security), said 14,932 visiting persons specified for protection were provided security by Delhi Police's Security Wing last year. 

"There are a total of 430 individuals under protection from Delhi Police under various categories in Delhi. In addition, visiting individuals from various states specified for protection are also given security during their stay in the capital," Mehra said. 

Delhi Police's Security Wing is entrusted with the responsibility of providing security to President, Vice President, Prime Minister, home minister and other union ministers, Leader of Opposition and judges of Supreme Court and High Court besides others

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