The police is gearing up to implement the state government's decision to cancel the Kanwar Yatra. DGP Ashok Kumar clarified that if any Kanwar traveler enters the border of Uttarakhand, he will be quarantined for 14 days. Along with keeping vigil on the borders, police teams will be deployed at nearby railway and bus stations. The Kanwar Yatris arriving here will be dropped across the border of Uttarakhand by shuttle service or other means.
On Thursday, DGP Ashok Kumar held a meeting with the officers of the Police Headquarters and prepared a strategy to not allow the Kanwar Yatris to come to the border of Uttarakhand. He directed the SSPs of Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri and Pauri Garhwal to constitute Kanwar Enforcement Team. Said that if the Kanwar passengers are seen in the border of Uttarakhand, then they should be sent back by bus or other means. To stop the Kanwar passengers coming by train, they should be stopped at Haridwar and other railway stations. Send them back by bus or other resources too.
The DGP directed the DIG of Garhwal range to hold a meeting with the police of the border police stations of Haridwar district soon in this regard. In this, call officers of the level of Deputy Inspector General of Police of other border states. It should be considered in the meeting that if it is possible to send Ganga water to other states through tankers, then how and through what means can it be done. The DGP also said that the subordinate officers should talk to the Kanwar unions and inform them about the cancellation of the Kanwar Yatra in Uttarakhand and ask them to follow the arrangements. Please record this conversation in GD, so that if any of them violates the Corona Pandemic Act, then action can be taken against them.
Ban on selling material related to Kanwar
The DGP said that a ban has been imposed on the sale of material related to Kanwar in the state. District Superintendents of Police have been asked to clearly convey this to the shopkeepers. If anyone is caught selling such material, action will be taken against him. The DGP also made it clear that those coming to Haridwar for bone immersion should not be stopped at the border.