NIA clears 9 including 3 Kashmiris caught with Rs 36 cr demonetised notes


Srinagar, The NIA has cleared all nine persons, arrested in November last year with over Rs 36 crore in old currency notes, of financing charges, media reports quoting officials said Thursday.
As per reports they had collected the money with the intention of exchanging it.
According to reports a special NIA court released them on bail today.
The National Investigation Agency had arrested seven people from Cannaught Place Delhi on November 6 with 28 cartons, in four vehicles, filled with demonetised currency of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes. The other two men were arrested in Srinagar Kashmir the same day.
A total of Rs 36.34 crore amount of old currency notes was seized from them.
The arrested included Delhi residents Pradeep Chauhan, Bhagwan Singh and Vinod Shreedhar Shetty, Deepak Toprani of Mumbai, Ejazul Hassan of Amroha, Jaswinder Singh of Nagpur, and Jammu and Kashmir residents Umar Mushtaq Dar (Pulwama), Shahnawaz Mir (Srinagar) and Majid Yousuf Sofi (Anantnag).