Srinagar: The Army on Tuesday recovered Rs 2,000 notes, which have been in circulation for less than a fortnight, from “two foreign militants” killed in Bandipora district, a news gathering agency reported.
“The Indian forces had cordoned off the area early morning after the militants who were holed up there opened fire. A heavy gunbattle ensued soon after. A combing operation was underway to flush out for more terrorists, if any,” the report said.
On 8 November, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing the move to scrap old high currency tender, said counterfeit notes are being used to fund terrorist activities in the country.
The recovery of the new notes from the militants will provide ammunition to the opposition which has been in a combative mood inside the Indian parliament, the report further said.