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3 arrested with ‘fake currency’ in Rajouri

“The driver and two other people on board the vehicle, identified as Javaid Ahmed, Abdul Rashied and Bilal Ahmed Dar, all of them residents of Kulgam in south Kashmir, were arrested,” Manhas said.

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed that security personnel arrested three men and recovered fake currency with a face value of more than Rs 15,000 in Rajouri district.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), YougalManhas, said, “A special operation group of the Jammu and Kashmir police, along with a team of 38 Rashtriya Rifles unit, set up a checkpoint at ManyalGali area in Thannamandi on the Thannamandi-DerakiGali road.”

While searching vehicles, the forces intercepted a car, PB02AK 7288, while it was trying to flee, the SSP said, adding that fake currency notes worth Rs 15,100 from the car. “Of them, 43 notes were in Rs 200 denomination and 13 in Rs 500,” he said.

“The driver and two other people on board the vehicle, identified as Javaid Ahmed, Abdul Rashied and Bilal Ahmed Dar, all of them residents of Kulgam in south Kashmir, were arrested,” Manhas said.

In the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the accused have links with some drug peddlers in Rajouri and Poonch and used the fake currency to supply narcotics, the SSP said.

A case has been registered against the accused in Thannamandi police station, Manhas said, adding that more details will emerge as the probe proceeds.

The residents of Ward 1, Shadole village in Mahore on Friday complained that their area has been without electricity since the past ten days.

In three back to back incidents on the Line of Control in Rajouri on Friday, an army major was among three persons killed while two others were injured.

Source: Greater Kashmir

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