May 2003 News

Kashmiri Held With Rs 54 Lakh Cash Near Pak HC Office

9 May 2003
The Asian Age
Excelsior Correspondent

New Delhi: Delhi Police today arrested a Kashmiri, who runs an Urdu weekly and a news agency in Srinagar, when he came out of Pakistan High Commissioner's office here alongwith a consignment of Rs 54 lakh, reportedly meant for the separatists. Official sources told EXCELSIOR that Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat, who hailed from Handwara town in Kashmir Valley, was arrested by a Delhi Police team, headed by a senior officer, as soon as he came out of Pakistan High Commissioner's office. Delhi Police had reportedly been maintaining a vigil on Bhat's activities. Rs 54 lakh, which Bhat had received from Pak High Commissioner's office, were recovered from him, the sources said, adding immediately after the recovery, Bhat was whisked away for interrogation. According to sources, Bhat was a frequent visitor to Pakistan High Commissioner's office. He had also visited Pakistan twice. Sources said Bhat has disclosed during his preliminary interrogation that he had earlier also received huge money from Pakistan High Commissioner's office.


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