Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested three militant associates at Sidhra Bridge area of Jammu on Wednesday and recovered Rs 43 lakh from their possession, which they were transporting from Punjab to South Kashmir.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu, Chandan Kohli said that acting on a reliable information that a consignment of cash is being shifted to South Kashmir from Punjab, a special team was constituted under the supervision of SDPO Nagrota, who laid an active naka at Sidhra bridge in Nagrota area on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
During checking, SSP said, a vehicle bearing registration number DL-1ZB 8261 was stopped for checking.
“The men travelling in the car were questioned about their movement but they could not give satisfactory reply and on their personal search and thorough search of vehicle, two bags of cash were recovered,” the SSP said.
He said the total cash amounting Rs 43 lakh was recovered from their possession.
“Further questioning of the suspects made it clear that the amount was being transported from Punjab to South Kashmir for financing the militant activities of Jaish-e- Muhammad,” the SSP said.
These arrested persons were in constant touch with the handlers sitting across and the militants who are in South Kashmir, SSP Kohli said, adding that on this a case FIR number 429/2021 under section 13/17 ULA (P) Act of 1967 got registered at Police Station Nagrota and investigation started.
The SSP Jammu said that all three associates belong to South Kashmir.
“The arrested accused have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Rehman Dar resident of village Mishipura Yaripora in Kulgam, Umar Farooq son of Farooq Ahmed Malik of Pulwama and Mauzam Parvaiz son of Parvez Ahmad Malik of Dellipora, Pulwama,” he said. “The money was being transported for militant funding and sources of these funds are from outside UT of J&K who will also be booked shortly.” (KNO)