BANDIPORA: The police found new notes of Rs. 2,000 with the two terrorists who were killed in an encounter in Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
The terrorists had Rs. 20,000 in cash, including two notes of the new Rs. 2,000, and 160 Rs. 100 notes said the police officials.
The terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security constrains that continued for a considerable length of time. Both are suspected to be from the Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, the police say.
Pictures after armed force looks demonstrated the 2000-rupee notes alongside two AK 47 weapons.
Banks began apportioning new Rs. 2,000 notes two weeks back, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned 500 and 1,000-rupee notes on November 8 trying to check charge avoidance and dread financing. PM Modi said dread assaults, including those encouraged by Pakistan, regularly include fake Rs. 500 notes.
Recently, four covered and equipped men burst into a bank in Kashmir and left with Rs. 13 lakh, to a great extent in the old Rs. 500 and 1,000 notes.
The burglary occurred at a branch of the state-run Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Malpora, 100 km from Srinagar.