J&K Police becomes first police force in country to introduce GPS tracker anklets

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has launched GPS tracker anklets for monitoring the phobia accused out on bail, turning into the primary police drive within the nation to take action, officers stated on Saturday. The GPS tracker anklet is a wearable system affixed across the ankle of the individual to be monitored and tracks their motion.
The system is already being utilized in Western international locations such because the USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to trace the motion of accused individuals on bail, parole and home arrest and accordingly de-congests prisons to a big extent.
The officers of the State Investigation Company (SIA) of the J&Ok Police have launched the GPS tracker anklet for monitoring of bail-out terror accused, the officers stated.
They stated the J&Ok Police is the primary police division within the nation to introduce such a tool.
The officers stated the gadgets had been launched after a Particular NIA Court docket, Jammu, handed an order directing the police to affix a GPS tracker anklet on a terror accused – the significance of which was highlighted by the prosecution division of the police.
Giving particulars of the case, the officers stated in an FIR registered beneath numerous sections of UAPA, accused Ghulam Mohd Bhat had utilized for bail.
Throughout the pendency of the bail listening to, the accused sought to be launched on interim bail. The accused is present process trial for being related to completely different terrorist organisations and being concerned in terror financing on the behest of proscribed terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), they stated.
Bhat was arrested within the present FIR whereas making an attempt to move the proceeds of terrorism to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh on the behest of HM.
The accused can also be convicted by the NIA Court docket Patiala Home, Delhi, in one other case for being related to a terrorist organisation and for conspiracy for a terrorist act, the officers stated.
Within the Particular NIA Court docket, Jammu, the significance of shut monitoring of the phobia accused and the stringent situations for grant of bail beneath the UAPA, 1967, was highlighted by the prosecution division of Zonal Police Headquarters (ZPHQ), Jammu, the officers stated.
“Discovering advantage within the submissions of the prosecution, the Particular NIA Court docket, Jammu, was happy to move an order directing J&Ok Police to affix a GPS tracker anklet on the accused,” they added.
J&Ok Police is the pioneering police division within the nation to offer for affixing of GPS tracker anklets to individuals searching for bail, they stated.

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