Authorities have decided to frisk suspect tourists and locals after reports of huge jewellery and cash theft from various areas of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.
"We will frisk only the suspect people once they land at rescue centres as there are reports of theft of jewellery, cash and other valuables. But this will be done without causing any trouble to the people," Garhwal Commissioner Subardhan told PTI.
The evacuees from various parts of the state are being brought via helicopters to helipads in Gaucher and Jolly grant airport in state capital Dehradun.
Subardhan said the reports of thefts and criminal activities are disturbing but the authorities will have to keep a check on these acts and only those who behave suspiciously or are reported to be carrying unreasonably high cash or jewellery will be searched.