Uttarakhand: Police caught 18 pilgrims who came to visit Chardham with fake e-pass, returned midway

Char Dham Yatra: खुशखबरी! हाई कोर्ट ने अपर लिमिट हटाई, अब कोई भी जा सकता है चार धाम की यात्रा पर

Chardham Yatra.

Uttarakhand (Uttarakhand) of the famous Chardham Yatra (Char dham yatra) has started from Saturday i.e. 18th September. After a long time, huge crowds of devotees are reaching Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham to visit the open Char Dham Yatra. On the very first day, more than 19 thousand e-passes from Chardham Devasthanam Management Board (E-Pass) have been issued. While four hundred pilgrims have visited Badrinath, Kedarnath temple. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Police (uttarakhand police) has also apprehended 18 pilgrims trying to undertake Char Dham Yatra with fake passes, and returned them.

Police said that 18 people who tried to travel with fake e-passes were caught on Monday at a check post at Sonprayag in Rudraprayag district. Sonprayag is about 24 kms from Kedarnath. The management has so far issued e-passes to about 42 thousand people.

Police came to know that the e-pass is fake when the name is not in the list

Rudraprayag Superintendent of Police Ayush Agarwal said that 18 people were found to be fake after the names of the passengers were not found in the list of people recognized by the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board. After which they have been returned from the check post itself. At the same time, the pilgrims told the police that they had taken e-passes from a cyber cafe near their area. The passengers have claimed that they did not know that the e-passes were fake.

Enthusiasm among devotees about Chardham Yatra

The Yatra has been started about four months after the opening of the doors of Chardham. After lifting the ban on Chardham Yatra by the High Court, the government has started the Yatra from Saturday following the directions of the court. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the pilgrims to visit Chardham. The devotees are so excited about this journey that on the first day, 19491 e-passes of different dates have been issued by the Devasthanam Management Board.

At the same time, the number of passengers is expected to increase in Navratras, but e-passes will be issued by the Devasthanam Board on the basis of the number fixed on a daily basis in the Chardhams.

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