NEW DELHI: The Centre has sanctioned ‘Y-plus’ security cover, to be provided by the CRPF, to actor Kangana Ranaut. The decision to grant her central protection was based on a review of her threat perception, home ministry sources told TOI on Monday.

The ‘Y-plus’ protection for Ranaut — at par with that extended to Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and former deputy CM of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot — comes against the backdrop of threatening statements made by some politicians belonging to the ruling camp in Maharashtra, where she resides and works, in response to her questioning Mumbai police’s handling of the probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

Ranaut will now have two CRPF commandos protecting her at all times, while one CRPF personnel shall be deployed on static duty at her residence. Considering that these personnel will be deployed in shifts, the actor will have a total of 11 CRPF personnel in her security detail.

“This is proof that no fascist will be able to crush a patriotic voice, I am thankful to Amit Shah,” she tweeted.