Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Bus was not part of convoy, yatris not registered, says CRPF

“These yatris had not registered themselves, as is advised, and did not even become part of the yatra convoy, which is escorted by security forces, both to and from Amarnath, everyday. They also violated the 7 pm curfew on movement of yatris,” said CRPF DG.

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary , Aditi Raja | New Delhi/vadodara | Published:July 11, 2017 3:42 am
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THE ATTACK on Monday came even as extra security was provided for the Amarnath Yatra this year. But, sources said, the bus and its passengers had not followed a single security advisory issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF.

“These yatris had not registered themselves, as is advised, and did not even become part of the yatra convoy, which is escorted by security forces, both to and from Amarnath, everyday. They also violated the 7 pm curfew on movement of yatris,” said CRPF DG R R Bhatnagar.

“This time, we had deployed more forces and made extra arrangements for their security. It can become very difficult to protect the yatris if they do not follow security advisories,” he said.

CRPF sources in Kashmir said that according to the advisory, yatris are supposed to register themselves and become part of the yatra convoy. This convoy is protected by security forces and led by a road-opening party. Movement is not allowed after 7 pm.

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“The information we have is that these yatris visited Amarnath shrine two days ago and started for Jammu today. The information is yet to be verified. Why they decided to move after 7 pm needs to be investigated,” said a CRPF officer from Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Patel of Umiya travels, the original owner of the bus, who is based in Idar, Sabarkantha, said he had sold the bus to Jawahar Desai of Om Travels in Valsad. But since the payment was yet to be made, the paper work was yet to be done.

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“I obtained the permit for the tour (July 2-23) since I still own the bus, but the tour was organised by Jawaharbhai and his son Harsh,” Patel told The Indian Express.

Asked why the bus was not part of the yatra convoy, Patel said: “The bus was registered with the Amarnath Yatra board. I have no other detail.” He said he had not been able to contact Jawahar Desai.

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    Ramchander
    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm
    Once bal thakary warned terrorist if any single amaranth yatri get hurt he will burn every Muslim in India
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      subramanian natarajan
      Jul 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm
      Who ever at fault needs jail time
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        Indina express wants Hindu Genocide
        Jul 11, 2017 at 3:05 pm
        Revenge is only solution on landas , any landas
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          Logic Induction
          Jul 11, 2017 at 11:18 am
          Please follow rules laid down by CRPF. CRPF knows better than the Shah n Modi of Delhi.
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            vinay
            Jul 11, 2017 at 10:58 am
            ALL should follow security advisories .
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              Indina express wants Hindu Genocide
              Jul 11, 2017 at 11:16 am
              Muslims shud convert or die. Root cause is Islamic hate
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              Indina express wants Hindu Genocide
              Jul 11, 2017 at 7:29 am
              So they were eligible to be killed because their bus was as not registered. Is thta right diptiman tiwary, aditi raja ? I wish you people die of most painful death one day. Stop this jihadi journalism.
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                vinay
                Jul 11, 2017 at 10:57 am
                ^ Cowtard , no they did not deserve to be killed . But ALL should follow security advisories . The Amarnath convoy is escorted by security forces, both to and from Amarnath, everyday. As the DG CRPF mentions - "It can become very difficult to protect the yatris if they do not follow security advisories,”
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                  vinay
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 10:58 am
                  ^ Cowtard , no they did not deserve to be killed . But ALL should follow security advisories . The Amarnath convoy is escorted by security forces, both to and from Amarnath, everyday. As the DG CRPF mentions - "It can become very difficult to protect the yatris if they do not follow security advisories,”
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                    Indina express wants Hindu Genocide
                    Jul 11, 2017 at 11:15 am
                    Islam is real problem nothing else, Islam must be destroyed like Syria , all problems wil b solved.
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                  George Cruz
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 4:21 am
                  The reality is the J-K is and has been an integral part of India since the 1947 and India will never allow these Kashmir separatist Sunni Muslim separatist thugs to establish another Islamic Caliphate on India's borders. These terror attacks by the Kashmir separatist Sunni Muslim terror group will be dealt with sooner or later with brutal force. It is important to isolate these Kashmir separatist Sunni Muslims will be isolated across the Indian universities and major corporations. The truth is that Omar Abdullah is a crook, shedding crocodile tears, and his financing/ support for the KASHMIR SEPARATIST SUNNI MUSLIM terrorists groups LeT/Hurriyat is drastically increased and has become a stooge of the Islamic Caliphate Pak ISI. The congress and the NC in J-K are two sides of the same coin has to totally defeated once for all because these communal parties are the main supporters of the Kashmir separatist Sunni Muslims for vote bank but at the risk of India's integrity/security.
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                    Jahangir Khan
                    Jul 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm
                    India can do nothing as long as impotent Feku is at its helm. He is just bull .
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                      KP
                      Jul 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm
                      he is there to kill each and every musalman starting from jahangir islam is the curse on this earth a quom of uncivilised looters killers and liars holding sand mond to stand self styled protectors of fragile always in danger alla and his followers which musalmans are encroaching them selves and will fall on them see the condition of muslim countries it worst long live Modi raj karega Modi Antkiyun ka nashak modi
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