12 persons arrested with fake currency in Ganderbal
Ganderbal: Twelve persons have been apprehended with fake currency in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
Quoting officials, news agency Kashmir Scroll reported that acting on a tip-off, police during a raid arrested 12 persons, from whose possession 30 wads of fake currency notes worth Rs 50,000 each were recovered. The total value of recovered counterfeit notes amounted to Rs 1,500,000. Additionally, Rs 56,600 in Indian currency were also seized at the scene.
Police also seized five vehicles “used in the commission of the crime” — JK15-4533 (Alto-K10), JK18B-2652 (Baleno), JK18D-3543 (Alto-K10), JK01AU-5420 (I-20), and PB01A-9585 (Etios).
The official identified the accused persons as Riyaz Ahmad Mir, son of Ghulam Ahmad Mir from Kijpara, Kangan; Ghulam Nabi Malik, son of Mohammad Abdullah Malik from Lari Preng; Arshid Ahmad Wani, son of Mohammad Akbar Wani from Hajan Bandipora; Mohammad Zubair, son of Abdul Aziz Bijran from Babanagri Wangat; Zahoor Ahmad Salroo, son of Mohammad Rafiq from Shopian Bungam; Abaas Ahmad Sofi, son of Abdul Salam Sofi from Shopian Bungam; Bilal Ahmad Sofi, son of Abdul Salam Sofi from Shopian Bunpora; Faroze Ahmad Thokar, son of Ali Mohammad Thokar from Mastpora Keller Shopian; Raja Rameez, son of Abdul Rashid Shah from Kulgam; Ishfaq Ahmad Wani, son of Mohammad Akbar Wani from Hajan Bandipora; Zubair Ahmad Bijran, son of Ghulam Hassan Bijran from Poshkar Kangan; and Khurshid Ahmad Mir, son of Fayaz Ahmad Mir from Kijpara.
The officials said that the police have registered a case (FIR No. 08/2024) at Police Station Kangan, charging the accused under relevant sections of the law. Further investigation into the matter is underway.