NIA gets custody of 9 men held with demonetised notes

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Nov 2017 09:10:41



A DELHI court on Wednesday sent nine persons, arrested in connection with the seizure of Rs 36 crore worth of old currency allegedly linked to terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir, to NIA custody.
District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to interrogate the accused till November 21.

The public prosecutor, appearing for the NIA, sought 16 days custody to interrogate the accused, saying they were required to be confronted with the evidence and needed to be taken to other places for the probe.

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

The NIA had on Tuesday seized over Rs 36 crore in demonetised currency notes, allegedly linked to financing of terror and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, and arrested nine people here.