New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has been provided the top category ‘Z+’ VIP security cover by the Centre, official sources said on Friday.Also Read - J&K: Two LeT Terrorists Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in Shopian

Gogoi, 66, will be protected by armed commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during his travel all across the country, they said. Also Read - 'Law Will Take its Own Course': Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi as Opposition Parties Continue to Submit Privilege Notices Against Him in RS

A Rajya Sabha member now, Gogoi was earlier being provided with a security cover of the Delhi Police. Also Read - CRPF Jawans Attend Wedding of Martyred Soldier's Sister, Perform Duties of Brother | Watch

He retired in November, 2019 and was later nominated to the upper house of Parliament by the government.

The CRPF has a VIP security unit and Gogoi is its 63rd protectee, sources said.

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.

(With inputs from PTI)