Police bust demonetized currency gang

Recover Rs 25 lakh scrapped notesRecover Rs 25 lakh scrapped notes
Pic : Mubashir Khan /GK
Pic : Mubashir Khan /GK

Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted two separate gangs in possession of demonetized currency amounting to Rs 25 lakhs and selling cars stolen from other states in Srinagar.

Addressing a press conference here, Senior Superintendent ofPolice (SSP) Srinagar, Dr Haseeb Mughal said three persons including twonon-state subjects were arrested in these cases.

The SSP said that on specific information, Police StationRajbagh apprehended one Muhammad Iqbal Dar son of Abdul Salam Dar resident ofBogund Kulgam and recovered demonetized currency notes amounting to Rs threelakh from his possession.

"During questioning, he disclosed that he has dumped moremoney in a hideout at Jawahar Nagar area. Police raided the house of GhulamAhmad son of Abdul Ahad at Jawahar Nagar and recovered demonetized currencyworth Rs 25 lakh," the SSP said.

Pic : Mubashir Khan /GK

"Police has roped in Income Tax department to find outhow these persons managed to save this huge amount without converting it to thenew currency. There seems to be a nexus of some people who still posses oldcurrency and we are probing that," he said. The SSP was flanked by Senior Superintendent (South city) Dr G.V.SundeepChakravarthy.  Mughal and Dr Sundeep hadconstituted special teams to crack these cases.

About other case, the SSP said police received a complaintfrom Sajad Ahmad Jan son of Farooq Ahmad Jan, resident of  Kursoo, Rajbagh and Wajahat Amin Bhat son ofMuhammad Amin Bhat of Batpora, Sopore stating that that their Motor Cycle(JKOIR-7107) and Scooty (JK05E-4363) respectively were stolen by some unknownpersons from Jawahar Nagar and LD Hospital.

"In this connection case FIR No. 21/2019 U/S 379 RPC and66/2019 U/S 379 RPC were registered in Police Station Rajbagh and investigation set into motion," he said.

"During the course of investigation, one suspect namelyKiyaas Ahmad War son of Fayaz Ahmad War R/o Baki Aaker Handwara was arrestedfor questioning. He confessed to his involvement in both the incidents. Themotor cycle and scooty were handed over to its owners as per the courtdirections."

 About the other case,the SSP Srinagar said that on July 19, a complaint was lodged by one NazrulIslam son of Late Abdul Ahad R/o Kangan Ganderbal that he has purchased one BMWvehicle bearing registration number DL1CM-6235 from Shahid Ahmad and Sahilresidents of Kolkatta and paid Rs 2.50 lakhs to the owner of the vehicle.

"However, the two residents of Kolkata cheated him and stolethe same vehicle from his possession and managed to escape from Rajbagh areawhere they were staying for a night in a hotel," Mughal said.

He said during the course of investigation, both the accusedpersons were arrested and stolen vehicle was recovered from their possession."The cases were cracked by special team headed by SHO Rajbagh Inspector ParvaizAhmad under close supervision of SDPO Sadder Shabir Ahmad Khan," the SSP said.He appealed people not to by vehicles or any other property before checkingdocuments and ownership properly. 

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