The Army on Tuesday recovered Rs 2,000 notes, which have been in circulation for less than a fortnight, from two terrorists killed in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported. Security forces had cordoned off the area early morning after the terrorists 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 agency further reported.
On November 8, 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 terrorists will provide ammunition to the opposition which has been in a combative mood inside the Parliament.
Meanwhile, a Pakistani intruder was killed in firing by Border Security Forces (BSF) along the International Border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district. According to reports, the intruder was challenged by troops and was shot when he did not pay heed. On Monday, a BSF head constable was killed and five others were injured when Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling on forward Indian positions and civilian areas at separate places along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Over 290 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border by Pakistani troops have been witnessed since Indian army conducted surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29.