New Delhi, Nov 7:  In a massive crackdown in Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) seized demonetised currency worth Rs 36,34,78,500 and arrested nine persons on Tuesday, reported news agency ANI.Also Read - SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2021: Commission Issues Notice on Application Deadline, Salary up to Rs 69100, Apply Now For 25271 Posts on ssc.nic.in

Talking to news agency PTI,  NIA spokesperson said,”Seven people were intercepted by an NIA team in Connaught Place area here yesterday when they were carrying 28 cartons filled with demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in four vehicles — BMW X3, Hyundai Creta SX, Ford EcoSport and BMW X1.” They were brought to the NIA headquarters for questioning, he said, adding that Rs 36.34 crore in demonetised currency notes was seized from them. Also Read - Elgar Parishad Case: NIA Says Accused Wanted to Wage War Against Nation; JNU, TISS Students Recruited For Terror

“After initial questioning, nine people were arrested today in the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case and they will be produced in a special NIA court tomorrow,” an official said. The arrested are Delhi-residents Pradeep Chauhan, Bhagwan Singh and Vinod Shreedhar Shetty, Deepak Toprani of Mumbai, Ejajul Hassan of Amroha, Jaswinder Singh of Nagpur, and Jammu and Kashmir-residents Umar Mushtaq Dar (Pulwama), Shahnawaz Mir (Srinagar) and Majid Yousuf Sofi (Anantnag). Also Read - SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 Rank Card Released at ssc.nic.in | Check Direct Link Here

Earlier on October 26, the NIA had carried out searches at the residence of Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, at Budgam in central Kashmir and had seized phones, laptops and other documents.

Shahid, who was arrested by the NIA on October 24 for allegedly receiving funds from overseas for subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, is at present in the custody of the agency.

About Terror Funding Case?

The case, registered by the NIA in April 2011, relates to the transfer of money from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir through hawala channels via Delhi, which the agency believed was used in funding terrorism and secessionist activities.