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12 Person Arrested in Fake Currency case at Kashmir

Kangan, Feb 09 (WD):

12 individuals apprehended and counterfeit currency notes seized in Kangan

Ganderbal, Feb 09 (WD): The Jammu and Kashmir Police reported the arrest of 12 individuals and the confiscation of counterfeit currency totaling Rs 1,500,000, along with genuine Indian currency worth Rs 56,000.

According to police officials speaking to Wattan Daily, the Kangan Police Station responded to credible information regarding suspicious activity in Kijpara, situated behind the Dumping Park.

“Under the direction of SSP Ganderbal Sandeep Gupta, a specialized police team, led by SDPO Kangan Muzaffar Jan and supervised by SHO Kangan Turk Zahoor, swiftly moved in,” stated the police.

The diligence of the police resulted in the apprehension of 12 individuals engaged in dubious conduct at the targeted location. Following a thorough search of both the suspects and vehicles believed to be linked to the illicit activities, law enforcement uncovered and confiscated a significant amount of counterfeit currency. The seized cache comprised 30 bundles, each containing Rs 50,000 of counterfeit notes from “Children Bank,” totaling Rs 1,500,000, alongside Rs 56,600 in genuine Indian currency,” police said.

Moreover, five vehicles suspected of facilitating the criminal operation were impounded, with registration numbers JK15-4533 (Alto-K10), JK18B-2652 (Baleno), JK18D-3543 (Alto-K10), JK01AU-5420 (I-20), and PB01A-9585 (Etios), police added.

The individuals apprehended in connection with the incident were identified as Riyaz Ahmad Mir, Ghulam Nabi Malik, Arshid Ahmad Wani, Mohd Zubair, Zahoor Ahmad Salro, Abaas Ahmad Sofi, Bilal Ahmad Sofi, Faroze Ahmad Thokar, Raja Rameez, Ishfaq Ahmad Wani, Zubair Ahmad Bijran, and Khurshid Ahmad Mir.

Subsequent to the operation, police stated that a case under FIR number 08/2024 was lodged at PS Kangan, and ongoing investigations are underway to unravel further details—(WD)

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