NIA Seized Rs 36 Crore In Demonetised Notes, 9 Arrested

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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) seized over Rs 36 crore in demonetised currency notes, allegedly linked to financing of terrorist and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, and arrested nine people on Tuesday.

Nine people were intercepted by an NIA team in Connaught Place area on Monday when they were carrying 28 cartons filled with demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in four vehicles – BMW X3, Hyundai Creta SX, Ford EcoSport and BMW X1, an NIA spokesperson said.

The arrested are Delhi residents Pradeep Chauhan, Bhagwan Singh and Vinod Shreedhar Shetty, Deepak Toprani of Mumbai, Ejajul Hassan of Amroha, Jaswinder Singh of Nagpur, and Jammu and Kashmir-residents Umar Mushtaq Dar (Pulwama), Shahnawaz Mir (Srinagar) and Majid Yousuf Sofi (Anantnag).

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During the probe, he said, it emerged that people and entities linked to separatists and terrorists were still in possession of a significant amount of demonetised currency notes that could not be converted into new ones.

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