Rice-Pulling Machine Scam: 12 Arrested in Ganderbal, Fake Currency Recovered

Jammu and Kashmir Police have made significant strides in combating fraudulent activities in Ganderbal, as they arrested 12 individuals involved in a ‘Rice-pulling machine scam.’ The operation, conducted in the Kangan area, resulted in the recovery of counterfeit currency and the seizure of five vehicles allegedly used in the commission of the crimes.

According to a police spokesperson, the arrests were made following information received through reliable sources, prompting swift action by authorities. The special police team, formed under the supervision of SDPO Kangan Muzaffar Jan-JKPS and led by SHO Kangan Turk Zahoor, apprehended the suspects who were reportedly behaving suspiciously.

During the operation, police seized 30 bundles of fake currency, amounting to Rs 1,500,000 (in ‘Children Bank’ notes), along with Rs 56,600 in genuine Indian currency. Additionally, five vehicles allegedly linked to the criminal activities were confiscated on the spot.

The arrested individuals have been identified as follows:

  1. Riyaz Ahmad Mir
  2. Ghulam Nabi Malik
  3. Arshid Ahmad Wani
  4. Mohd Zubair
  5. Zahoor Ahmad Salro
  6. Abaas Ahmad Sofi
  7. Bilal Ahmad Sofi
  8. Faroze Ahmad Thokar
  9. Raja Rameez
  10. Ishfaq Ahmad Wani
  11. Zubair Ahmad Bijran
  12. Khurshid Ahmad Mir

A case (FIR No. 08/2024) has been registered at PS Kangan under relevant sections of the law, and investigations are ongoing.

Keywords: Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir Police, rice-pulling machine scam, fake currency, arrests, counterfeit currency, Ganderbal district.

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