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Four Hizbul overground workers held with Rs 10 lakh in J-K: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Four overground workers (OGWs) of were arrested Tuesday from area of district with Rs 10 lakh cash which was meant for carrying out terror activities, police said.

"Police received a reliable information that an active terrorist of banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, Adil Ahmad Bhat, has handed over a huge amount to an OGW Rouf-ul-Islam Wani for distribution among other terrorists and OGWs for carrying out terror activities in the area," a said.

He said a case was registered in this regard and Wani was detained for questioning.

During the course of investigation, Wani disclosed that he had received huge cash from for distribution among the other terrorists and OGWs of outfit for raising the necessary support structure and also for luring youth towards joining terror ranks.

"The said accused disclosed that the cash amount was handed over to Mohd Maqbool Wani, and All the OGWs were apprehended and subsequently Rs 10 lakh cash was recovered at four different places," the said.

"The investigation conducted so far reveals that the amount so recovered was intended to be used for the purpose of terrorism. Further investigation is in progress," he added.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 19:25 IST