*J&K terrorist Ghulam Mohd Bhat getting GPS Tracker anklet affixed on his leg. ( Pic courtesy PTI)

In Seattle area of the USA, cops used GPS tracking system for criminals early this year.Even in United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand  it is used to track the movement of accused persons on bail, parole, and house arrest and accordingly de-congests prisons in jail to a large extent. 

Now, J&K police department in India has implemented new GPS technology to monitor the terror-accused people on bail. With this, the J&K police department became the first in India to be using GPS tracker anklets. 

The police in the UT is on record saying that the GPS anklet devices have been procured after a Special NIA Court, Jammu, passed an order directing the police to affix a GPS tracker anklet on a terror accused. 

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said that in FIR No. 252/2007 u/ss 17, 18, 21, 24, 40 UAPA 1967 PS Udhampur, an accused namely Ghulam Mohd Bhat had applied for bail. During the pendency of the bail hearing, the accused sought to be released on interim bail.

“The accused Ghulam Mohd Bhat is undergoing trial for being associated with different terrorist organisations and being involved in terror financing at the behest of the proscribed terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen. 

He was arrested in the current FIR while attempting to transport proceeds of terrorism to the tune of Rs. 2.5 lakhs (about $3k) at the behest of Hizbul Mujahideen," said Jammu and Kashmir Police. 

Police further added, ''It is pertinent to note that the accused Ghulam Mohd Bhat is also convicted by the Hon’ble NIA Court Patiala House Delhi in another case for being associated with a terrorist organisation and for conspiracy for a terrorist act.  
Proceedings are ongoing before the Hon’ble Spl NIA Court, Jammu."  

* Inputs courtesy wionnews.com

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