January 8, 2016 6:27:45 pm
Actor Aamir Khan has endorsed the decision of Mumbai police to trim down his security saying the police personnel can be utilised for a better purpose. Khan tweeted that he completely trusts Mumbai police as they will increase his security whenever needed.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) January 8, 2016
The Indian Express first reported that Mumbai police have downgraded the security cover for 25 Bollywood celebrities, including actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. Senior officials confirming the development stressed that the move was needed to nix ‘unwanted’ security cover.
The two Khans were provided additional force in the wake of their comments on the subject of intolerance. The officials said an assessment review had pointed out the actors no longer faced any threat. While Shah Rukh Khan has been considered a target since 2013, Aamir Khan got an additional cover after he expressed his views on the raging debate over acts of intolerance in November. But now, after the overhaul, only two armed constables will shadow the two actors in two shifts. The armed protocol and armed vehicles have been called back, confirmed officials.
Of the 15 Bollywood personalities who continue to remain under the security cover are actor Akshay Kumar and producers Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt.
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