There could be a terror attack on passengers, Home Ministry issues advisory
There could be a terror attack on passengers, Home Ministry issues advisory

Dehradun: The holy month of Sawan has started. With the beginning of the month of Sawan, the Kanwar Yatra has also started. There is great enthusiasm among Shiv devotees about the Kanwar Yatra, while now there is also a threat of terrorist attack on this Yatra. After receiving intelligence inputs about the terrorist attack on the Kanwar Yatra in Uttarakhand, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory regarding this.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has also issued an advisory to Uttarakhand and other states. Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar has confirmed the receipt of the advisory of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Ashok Kumar said that the advisory issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the police of Uttarakhand and other states is normal. He said that our police force is fully alert regarding the Kanwar Yatra. The DGP of Uttarakhand also discussed the security arrangements for the Kanwar Yatra. He said that this year more than 4 crore Kanwar Yatris are expected to come to Uttarakhand and perform Jalabhishek of Mahadev in their area by carrying Ganga water from Kanwar.

The DGP of Uttarakhand said that the administration is fully alert on the security front regarding such a big religious event. He said that the Mela area has been divided into 12 Super Zones, 32 Zones and 120 Sectors for security purposes. Uttarakhand DGP said that 10,000 policemen, 5 companies of central paramilitary forces, Anti-Terrorist Squad and Bomb Squad as well as water police soldiers have been deployed in the Mela area for the safety of the Kanwar pilgrims. He said that CCTV surveillance will also be done in the Mela area. For this 400 CCTV cameras have been installed. Policemen will also monitor the fair area with drones. Meat shops have also been closed, Simultaneously, the Delhi-Rishikesh National Highway has also been closed. It is worth mentioning that due to the Kanwar Yatra being organized in the month of Sawan, the Kanwariyas fill the Ganga water from Haridwar and Rishikesh and travel hundreds of km on foot to perform Jalabhishek of Mahadev.

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