Jammers part of hi-tech shield
Jammers and land-mine detectors mounted on vehicles will protect the twin yatras of BJP, ironically, named as "Bharat Suraksha Yatra."Updated: Apr 03, 2006 02:11 IST
Jammers and land-mine detectors mounted on vehicles will protect the twin yatras of BJP, ironically, named as "Bharat Suraksha Yatra."
It's not just the jehadi terrorists that the Centre is worried about. It fears that Naxalites may take a shot at the yatras, particularly that of BJP chief Rajnath Singh while moving through jungles in BJP-ruled states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Home Ministry officials have decided on jammers and "road mine-sweepers" to intercept any mobile-triggered explosives on the routes of the two leaders, L K Advani and Rajnath.
The BJP agreed finally to the government undertaking bullet-proofing of the vehicles that will serve as "raths." A team of BSF and NSG officials were due to reach Pune and Bangalore on Sunday where the two buses are being decked up as special "chariots." Security officials are to affix special steel plates to act as an armour.
Both the leaders are set to travel 5,000 km each. Advani will cover 12 states and Rajnath ten states, beginning on Ram Navami on April six. Advani will start from Rajkot after offering prayers at Dwaraka, and Rajnath will visit the Jagannath temple at Puri.
The BJP has already instructed the state units concerned to throw a ring of cadres as a security ring. It has asked them to issue id-cards to all workers who will be involved in the management of the routes.
First Published: Apr 03, 2006 02:11 IST