After taking on Terror groups and also exposing their defenders Hurriyat, Pseudo Liberals & Peacenik brigades; Arnab started receiving threats. As a consequence, he will be provided ‘Y’ category security cover by the government over threats from “Pakistan-based terrorist groups”, as per the Hindustan Times.
According to the Home Ministry Official; “Goswami is being given security on the basis of a threat-perception analysis by the IB. We will go by the IB recommendation. He faces threats from Pakistan-based terrorist groups due to his comments against them on Times Now,”
From the Media cadre, some other journalists are already provided with the security over the threat-perception inputs. Among them, Zee News’s Editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary has been given ‘X’ category security since last year of the Zee-Jindal matter.
Similarly, Samachar Plus’s Editor-in-chief Umesh Kumar is also provided ’Y’ category protection, after having done string operation for exposing Hydro scam of the then CM of Uttarakhand.
Highest security among media is given to Punjab Kesari owner & BJP MP Ashwini Kumar Chopra (’Z Plus’ category) over three decades now post the murders of his father and grand-father by Militants in Punjab.