Jammu- A fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims left here for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on Tuesday, officials said.
While 1,160 pilgrims left in a convoy of 38 vehicles for the Baltal base camp, another convoy of 81 vehicles carrying 1,865 pilgrims left for Pahalgam.
Over 3.30 lakh pilgrims have so far paid obeisance at the shrine since the commencement of the pilgrimage from the twin tracks of Pahalgam in Anantnag and Baltal in Ganderbal districts on July 1.
Meanwhile Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police (CRPF), Kashmir Sector, Gyanendra Kumar Verma inspected the Nunwan base camp on the Pahalgam axis of Amarnath Yatra to review security deployment and other arrangements to ensure safety of the yatris.
An official said that the IG was accompanied with other rank officers to Pahalgam axis to take a review of the overall security arrangements put in place for the ongoing yatra.
“He also inspected the systems in place for night area domination in Anantnag town and other vicinities for enhanced security arrangements. The review is being taken regularly to ensure that there are no loopholes in the security setup,” the official said.
He said that the CRPF in coordination with other security agencies had set up a foolproof security system to ensure incident free yatra this year.
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