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J&K Police Becomes 1st in India to Use GPS Tracker Anklets for Terror-Accused on Bail

Published on November 08, 2023
Current Context: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have introduced GPS tracker anklets for monitoring terror-accused individuals who are out on bail.
J&K Police Becomes 1st in India to Use GPS Tracker Anklets for Terror-Accused on Bail
  • This is the first time such a device is being used in India.
  • The GPS tracker anklet is a wearable device affixed around the ankle of the person to be monitored and tracks their movement.
  • This technology is already being used in Western countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • The first person to wear this anklet tracker was Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, an operative linked to Hizbul Mujahideen, who is accused in a 2007 terror financing case.
  • The use of these devices aims to prevent accused persons from jumping bail.
  • This initiative by the J&K Police could help decongest prisons to a large extent.

Question:

Q.1 Which police force in India has become the first to use GPS tracker anklets for terror-accused individuals on bail?
a. Delhi Police
b. Mumbai Police
c. Jammu and Kashmir Police
d. Haryana Police
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