Rs 91 lakh cash seized by NIA in Samba

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recovered proceeds of narcotics smuggling to the tune of Rs 91 lakh from a field at village Gurwal under the jurisdiction of Ramgarh police station in Samba district.
An official handout issued by the NIA said the investigation revealed that arrested accused Romesh Kumar had received the cash proceeds of drugs from narco-smugglers based in Kashmir valley for himself as well as for further channelization of different terrorist entities.
On March 1, the NIA had arrested five accused persons from Srinagar and Jammu and took them on 15 days remand.
“Based on examination and disclosure of arrested persons, the NIA conducted searches and recovered proceeds of narcotics smuggling to the tune of Rs 91 lakh, which had been concealed in a field at village Gurwal in Ramgarh area of Samba district,” the handout said.
It added that the case was initially registered as FIR No. 183/2020 dated 11.6.2020 at Handwara police station in Kupwara district of Kashmir wherein during checking of vehicles at Kairo bridge, Handwara, accused Abdul Momin Peer’s Hyundai Creta vehicle was intercepted by police and during searches Rs 20 lakh along with two kilograms heroin was recovered.