JK police becomes first force in country to use anklets having GPS tracker

Srinagar: Adopting a novel way to keep a constant vigil on terror-accused on bail, Jammu and Kashmir Police has become the first force in the country to use anklets having Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker.

On the directions of a court, the anklet is to be worn by the accused so that his/her movements can be monitored round the clock during the bail period.

Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, an alleged activist of Hizbul Mujahideen accused of raising funds for the Pakistan-based terror outfit, has become the first such person after the Special National Investigation Agency Court in Jammu ordered the police to affix a GPS for his “strict monitoring”, officials said.

The direction by the NIA court came after Bhat applied for bail in the case registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in Udhampur in Jammu region.

The special court issued the direction to affix an anklet with GPS tracker after the prosecution submitted that there was a need for close monitoring of the terror-accused

According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the mechanism of using GPS tracker will be beneficial in keeping a watch on the activities of the accused after being granted bail.

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