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Villager arrested with Pak currency in Poonch

A 60-year-old villager was arrested in Poonch and Rs 10,000 Pakistani currency and a SIM card were recovered from him, police said on Saturday.

india Updated: Jul 25, 2009 15:58 IST

A 60-year-old villager was arrested in Poonch and Rs 10,000 Pakistani currency and a SIM card were recovered from him, police said on Saturday.

According to police, security forces arrested a 60-year old villager during routine checking and recovered over Rs 10,000 Pakistani currency and a SIM card in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district on Friday.

During normal frisking of locals at Pir Ki Gali crossing point in Mendhar tehsil, security forces arrested Mohammad Mushtaq along with the Pakistani currency and a SIM card and later handed him over to Police station for further investigation, Station House Officer (SHO) Mendhar Farooq Ahmed said.

Preliminary questioning of the elderly villager revealed that he had gone to Pakistan via Wagha border on April 22 this year and returned on July 20, he said adding that Mushtaq could not explain as to how the Pakistani currency was in his possession.

One SIM card was also found from his possession and it was being ascertained whether it was being brought from Pakistan or elsewhere, the police officer said.

A case has been registered in this connection and further investigations were going on, the SHO said.