The Mumbai Police has provided show Kaun Banega Crorepati’s host Bachchan ‘X’ category security.
Police constable Jitendra Shinde, who was assigned the responsibility of being Amitabh Bachchan’s bodyguard, was transferred to DB Marg Police Station on Thursday by Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale after reports emerged that he was earning Rs 1.5 crore a year.
According to the police officials, Shinde was working as a bodyguard to Amitabh Bachchan since 2015. The actor is given X-category security, which means that there are four police constables appointed to guard him — two constables each during day and night, of which one was Shinde.
Therefore, Shinde became a part of that security cover after he was given the responsibility of being the actor’s bodyguard in 2015.
The officials claimed that he was transferred as per the new transfer policy issued by Nagrale. It says that no constable will work at one post for more than five years.
While the officials also added that they are conducting an inquiry to ascertain the facts on his annual income and show cause notice will be issued to him.
The state government was also verifying whether Shinde had informed authorities about his annual income and his assets and whether he was drawing a second salary from other sources which are prohibited as per the state’s law.
As per Maharashtra’s service rules, a Government servant cannot accept a salary from two establishments.
However, as per the guidelines, a police constable cannot continue on the same post beyond five years. Besides, a media report recently claimed that Shinde earned ₹1.5 crores annual income while being posted as the superstar’s bodyguard.
Sources of the PTI news agency in the police department said that Shinde is one of the trusted bodyguards and could be spotted with Bachchan as part of his security cover. Shinde’s wife runs an agency, which provides security guards to prominent personalities, they said.