New Delhi, Nov 23: On Tuesday, security forces who cornered two terrorists in Bandipora, Jammu an Kashmir recovered two Rs 2,000 notes from them. The notes were made available in the Valley just 15 days back and has been hard to get.
The fact that the terrorists who had infiltrated from Pakistan had access to these notes has surprised army officials and the public alike.
A separate probe has been launched into how the terrorists from Pakistan belonging to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba managed to gain access to these notes.
The terrorists had on them cash worth Rs 15,600. Out of these two were in the denomination of Rs 2000 while the rest were Rs 100 notes.
A senior police official in Jammu and Kashmir informed that a separate probe on how the terrorists managed to source these notes has been launched.
Prime facie our investigation has revealed that there was a local sympathiser who handed over these notes to the terrorists after they had infiltrated.
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti's media adviser Shailendra Bukhara says that there is no need to make too much of the recovery of the Rs 2,000 note. These persons have overground workers and sympathisers who help them with logistics.
Officials point out apart from providing logistics, the sympathisers now have an added job. The added job would be to source the new currency and handed it over to terrorists once they infiltrate.
Such persons would stand at banks and ATMs to withdraw money only so that it can be handed over to the terrorists once they infiltrate into the Valley, the official also added.