Srinagar: In a major blow to the government’s demonetisation move to crack down on black money and terror funding, new Rs 2000 notes have been recovered from terrorists who were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on early Tuesday morning.
According to reports, the investigating agencies are now probing how the militants got access to the new currency. Not only Rs 2,000 notes, but the terrorists were also carrying notes of Rs 100. However, whether these notes are real or fake is yet to be investigated.
Earlier in the day, two militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Bandipora district. The militants were engaged in a sustained gunfight till two of them were killed.
“Both the slain militants were believed to be of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit. However, their exact identities are yet to be established,” said a police official.