New Delhi, Aug 11: In the midst of all the commotion that was taking place in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan terrorist Bahadur Ali managed to smuggle in fake currency and was planning on circulating the same, investigations by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed.
Ali who was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir last week is being questioned by the NIA. During the questioning the NIA learnt that he was carrying with him Rs 23,000 fake Indian currency and was meant to circulate the same in J&K.
Officials say that it only goes on to show that no matter under what circumstances terrorists enter into India, it is compulsory for them to carry fake currency. The main intention behind circulating fake currency is to destablise the economy.
No matter what, fake currency will come
Ali was meant to join the stone pelters in Kashmir. His brief was to stand behind the stone pelters and hurl grenades. While he came in with lots of ammunition, the NIA has learnt that he was even carrying with him fake Indian currency. He was meant to circulate it or hand it over to someone in the Valley, investigations have shown.
The Indo-Pak border had become a major transit point for fake currency traders. However, with the vigil along the border enhanced, these people used a different trade route. They used the Nepal border for sometime, but today the highest number of consignments of fake currency is being circulated through the Bangladesh border.
Officials say that it was expected that the Pakistan terrorists would try and take advantage of the unrest in the Valley.
Apart from infiltrating into the Valley with arms and ammunition, terrorists also carry fake currency, officials also add. NIA officials say that the revelations made by Ali is a clear indicator that Pakistan is trying to pump in fake currency taking full advantage of the situation in J&K.