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Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi gets Z+ security cover

The former CJI will be protected by armed commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during his travel all across the country.

Ranjan Gogoi, the former Chief Justice of India, has been accorded Z+ VIP security cover, officials said on Friday. The former CJI will be protected by armed commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during his travel all across the country. The CRPF has a VIP security unit and Gogoi is its 63rd protectee.

They said an armed mobile team of 8-12 CRPF commandos will be securing the former CJI during travel while his house will be guarded by a similar team.

Justice Gogoi, who was the 46th CJI, retired on November 17, 2019 after being part of important verdicts like the Ayodhya title suit and the Sabarimala review. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha after retirement by the government. The 66-year-old Gogoi has Delhi Police security cover currently.  

Justice Gogoi was also a part of the bench that directed and oversaw the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam since December 2014 until its finalisation in August 2019.  

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Observing that judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand, Justice Gogoi held that the office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority and falls within the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Pronouncing a landmark verdict, the apex court at the same time said transparency cannot be allowed to run to its absolute and that RTI Act should not be used as a surveillance tool.

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