The Central government has taken the decision to assign Z plus security to Judge S Abdul Nazeer who was a part of the bench that delivered the historic verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya case. Incidentally, Judge S Abdul Nazeer was also a part of the bench was decided to criminalise Triple Talaq other than Ayodhya verdict. The Z Plus security is being given after reports that he and his family are under threat from Islamist organisation Popular Front of India (PFI).
Recently, the agencies have warned that Judge S Abdul Nazeer and his family members face threat from Islamist organisation PFI. As reported by ANI, the Home Ministry instructed CRPF and local police to provide security to Nazeer.
Reportedly, Judge Nazeer faces threats not only from PFI but also ‘other quarters’.
According to an official communication accessed by ANI, security forces and local police will “immediately” provide ‘Z’ category security to Justice Nazeer and his family members in Karnataka and other parts of the country “in view of the threat from PFI and other
quarters, as reported by the security agencies”.
The letter acquired by ANI, the Z Plus security will come out of the Karnataka quota when he travels to the state and similar security will be provided to his family members.
Justice Nazeer, 61, was reportedly first enrolled as an advocate in 1983 in the Karnataka High Court. He was later appointed an additional judge in the High Court in 2003. Justice Nazeer was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2017.
It was recently reported that retired Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi will also be provided with Z Plus security in Assam, where he is likely to settle now that he has retired.