Recovered nearly Rs 36.5 cr demonetised currency from Kashmir: NIA


New Delhi, Nov 7 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said it had recovered around Rs 36.5 crore in demonetised notes and arrested nine persons during its probe into the Kashmir terror funding case.

“We have seized demonetised currency of face value Rs 36,34,78,500 and arrested nine persons in this connection in the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case,” the NIA stated.

Arrested persons has been identified as Pradeep Chauhan, Bhagwan Singh, Vinod Shetty,Shahnawaz Mir, Deepak Toprani, Majid Sofi, Ejazul Hasan, Jaswinder Singh and Umair Dar.

However, further details of the seizure were not known immediately or whether the arrests included separatist leaders and Kashmiri businessmen who are in Tihar Jail on charges of terror funding.

This came  amid of opposition claims that the decision to scrap 1,000 and 500 rupee notes (almost 86 per cent of the currency in circulation) had made no significant impact on curbing terrorism and its funding from across the border.

Wefornews Bureau 

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