3 held with 5 lakh counterfeit currency
Jammu, Aug 26: Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police today arrested three persons with 5 lakh counterfeit notes from Jhajjar Kotli area, SP (Operation) Pawan Parihar told media here.
Parihar disclosed that the SOG Jammu had prior inputs about the smuggling of fake currency notes in the Kashmir valley allegedly by Habibullah son of Samaun of Malda from West Bengal in connivance with his two accomplices.
He identified the accomplices of Habibullah as Ghulam Mohammed Sofi son of Abdul Rehman of Haihama, Kupwara and Abdul Rashid War son of Sonaullah of Haihama, Soipur in Kupwara district.
SP Parihar informed that the SOG team led by him and Deputy S P Shivdeep Singh Jamwal, under the supervision of DIG (Jammu-Kathua Range) Farooq Khan and SSP Jammu, Anand Jain deployed cops in plain clothes around General Bus Stand, Jammu from where, the trio hired a Mahindra Scorpio JK09-6302 for Kashmir valley.
The information, he said, was shared with the SDPO Nagrota, Faizal Qurashi and SHO Jhajjar Kotli, Inspector Y. S. Jamwal who laid a naka at Domail Morh.
During the naka checking, the senior police officer said, the Scorpio was intercepted and the suspected persons travelling in the vehicle were put to frisking during which counterfeit notes of Rs 5 lakh were recovered from their possession.
”The trio was arrested and the vehicle was also seized by the police, while Rs 35, 000 original currency notes were also recovered. These notes might be obtained by the accused by exchanging the fake currency in local shops,” the SP operation averred.
He said preliminary investigation revealed that these fake currency notes appeared to be smuggled from Bangladesh.
“These notes look like original currency and it was hard to detect these ,” he said, adding they have been investigating the motive behind the smuggling of these notes into the state.
He, however, said that previous experience say that the fake currency notes are being smuggled in the state to fund militant network and also to destroy the financial fabric of the border state.
A case in this regard was registered at the Jhajjar Kotli Police Station and investigation in the case is on.
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