J&K Police recovers Rs 30 Lakhs from Rohingyas

POLICE on Thursday picked up for questioning three members of a Rohingya family following the recovery of cash worth nearly Rs 30 lakh from a jhuggi in Channi Himmat area of Jammu city.

The cash was recovered during a raid on the jhuggi following a tip-off, police sources said, adding that Rs 27 lakh of the seized currency was in Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes, while the remaining were in notes of lesser denomination.

“We have rounded up some more persons for questioning as to investigate each and every angle into the case. Our investigation is in progress and we can’t rule out anything. Many thefts have taken place in the area. We are looking into all possible aspects to ascertain the source of cash,” Vivek Gupta, SSP, Jammu, told the media.

Allegations of involvement of Rohingyas were made in a recent terror attack at the Sunjwan Military Station here. There were allegations that terrorists were provided shelter in the Rohingya settlement near the military station.

The incident has occurred when many Jammu-based politicians, NGOs and locals have been demanding the deportation of Rohingyas from the state.