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Handwara Narco-Terrorism Case: NIA recovers Rs 91 Lakh ‘Drug Proceeds’ in Samba

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Jammu: The National Investigating Agency on Friday claimed to have recovered Rs. 91 Lakh “Drug Proceeds” in a case related to Handwara Narco-Terrorism.

In a statement issued here an official spokesperson said that NIA recovered proceeds of narcotics to the tune of Rs. 91 Lakhs in cash in Handwara Narco-Terrorism case (RC-03/2020/NIA/JMU).

He said that the case was initially registered as FIR No. 183.2020 dated 11.06.2020 at police station Handwara, wherein during checking of vehicles at Kairo Bridge, Handwara, one accused namely Abdul Momin Peer’s Hyundai Creta vehicle was intercepted by police and during search Rs. 20 Lakh along with two Kgs Heroin was recovered.

The statement reads that NIA had re-registered the case as RC-03/2020/NIA/JMU on 23.06.2020 and taken up the investigation.

It further reads that recently, NIA had arrested five accused persons from Srinagar and Jammu on March 03 and had taken them on remand for 15 days.

“Based upon examination and disclosure of arrested accused persons, NIA conducted searches and recovered proceeds of narcotics smuggling to the tune of 91 Lakhs. The amount was found concealed in a field in village Gurwal locality of Ramgarh in Samba district,” it reads.

The statement reads that the investigation revealed that one of the accused Romesh Kumar had received the cash proceeds of drugs from narco-smugglers based in Kashmir valley for self as well as for further channelisation to different entities.

It reads that further investigation in the case was going on—(KNO)

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