New Delhi, June 26: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has formed a special motorcycle squad as part of its security arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra, a news agency ANI reported. The annual Amarnath Yatra will commence on June 28 and will end on August 26 in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - After Filing For Divorce From Tina Dabi, Athar Khan Doesn't Want to Stay in Rajasthan; Applies For Deputation in J&K
The CRPF spokesperson said, “Some of these specially designed motorcycles were fixed with various life-saving equipment and could also double as “small ambulances”, carrying one person at a time besides the rider.” Also Read - JKBOSE Kashmir 10th bi-Annual Result 2020 Declared: Here's How to Check
Recently intelligence inputs had suggested that Pakistan-based outfits were planning to sabotage the 21-day Amarnath Yatra with a terror strike. Following which the government has decided to monitor each vehicle carrying Amarnath pilgrims with radio frequency (RF) tag and it will set up a joint control room for close coordination among different security agencies besides the Army, officials said today.
All vehicles carrying the Amarnath pilgrims will have one RF tag for its close monitoring for better security, an official said. RF tag uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track object attached to it. An RF tag attached to an automobile can be used to track its progress.
A joint control room will be set up for better coordination between Jammu and Kashmir Police, paramilitary forces and the Army to ensure security during the two-month-long pilgrimage to the cave shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said. Additional 22,500 paramilitary personnel are expected to be deployed along the entire route of the Amarnath pilgrimage, for which multi-tier security arrangements will be put in place.
(With PTI inputs)