Ranchi:In a bid to tackle the onrush of his female fan following, Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who flew down on Tuesday, has been provided with women constables in his security ring.
"We have given some women police in view of the female fan following," Inspector General of Police, S N Pradhan said.
Facing severe criticism from Dhoni's fans after India captain drove alone to the airport to catch a flight on December 4, the administration took no chances and deployed adequate security, including personnel from the special task force.
"We have provided security on par with the 'Z' security on the basis of his star status."
"Though 'Z' security is given to only those having threat perception from anti-national elements, yet we have provided sufficient security to him," Pradhan said in the background of the previous reports claiming that Dhoni's 'Z' security was just on paper.
But whatever might be the security level, Dhoni's fans are finding it difficult to have a glimpse of their idol whenever he is in the town.
"Earlier, we could at least reach till the doors of Dhoni as the men in police uniform never stopped us, but now it has become difficult for us to breach the the women policemen," rued a fan.
"Yes, they have to stand at a distance. We have been strictly instructed not to allow anyone, even the media people," said a woman constable, guarding the lane in the Mecon colony where Dhoni's resides.