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KNZ NEWS DESK

Poonch, June 30 : A vehicle carrying Yatries towards Amarnath was seized by police on Sunday after it defied orders of district Magistrate Poonch.

Reports reaching GNS said that a Tempo traveller bearing registration no. JK02AW – 8014 carrying 14 Yatries who were on way to Valley through Mugal road was intercepted by police.

On June 29, the administration has decided that no vehicle carrying Amarnath Yatris shall be allowed to ply through Mughal road.

“It has been conveyed by the State Administration that no Yatra vehicle will be allowed to ply through Mughal road (outsider or local),” Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav had confirmed to GNS.

The annual Amarnath yatra is set to begin on Monday (tomorrow) amid tight security arrangements along the twin routes of Baltal and Pahalgam, for smooth conduct of the pilgrimage, officials said.

The 40-day pilgrimage to the cave shrine will commence from both the routes from July 1, they said. (GNS)