Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his personnel security to maintain distance from him as while interacting with fellow ministers and other colleagues, they have the chances of hearing him. The decision came after Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's alleged spying at his residence has hit the headlines.
Around 6 to 8 Special Protection Group [SPG] commandos provide security to Modi and they will move like shadow. The maintain very close distance with Modi in terms of providing security even when cabinet ministers and leaders come to meet him. The Commandos can clearly hear what Modi talks with his associates and so Modi has took steps to stops this passing of unauthorised information.
On Tuesday Modi directed the security personnel to keep their distance from him, fearing possible overhearing of sensitive discussion on important matters. However, if the distance between Modi and security personnel increases, then to provide same level of security, more personnel have to be deployed.
Previously, the same situation occurred to former prime minister. Few years back, IPS officer on deputation with SPG allegedly passed some information that he gathered after overhearing Prime Minister's conversations. He was sent back to his original cadre, when this matter became public issue.