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Rs 30 lakh recovered from illegal Rohingya settler

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

Recovery of illegally stacked currency amounting Rs.30 lakhs from a Rohingya settlement here has created apprehensions of their involvement in hawala trade for terrorist activities.

Police has launched hunt for three Illegally settled Rohingyas who are suspected to have stacked the huge amount of money. The recovery of money was made by police during a raid Wednesday night.

Their family members are learnt to have denied any knowledge about the source of money. The police had received information about illegal activities of the Rohingyas involved in the case and raided the premises where the money was recovered.

The incident comes amidst the demand of depirting the Rohingyas who have illegally settled around military camps here. The police was investigating whether the money had been received through the hawala channels for being handed over to terrorists.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has already arrested a couple of separatists and Kashmiri traders who are suspected of receiving hawala money from Pakistan and other sources for funding terrorism.

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.

A group of media persons doing a story on the Rohingya settlers were manhandled by miscreants in the area some time ago.