Nowshera: 2 arrested, fake currency seized
NOWSHERA: The police arrested two persons and recovered fake currency in two separate actions, a senior police official said on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, District Police Officer Mohammad Quresh said that acting on a tip-off the police intercepted and searched a car on the GT Road to recover Rs1.2 million and 100,000 dollars fake currency notes from the vehicle’s hidden cavities. The driver, Sardar Ali Khattak, resident of Spin Kaney village, was arrested.
Talking to reporters, the accused Sardar Ali Khattak said he had seven children and drove a cab in Islamabad. He said he received Rs6,000 for smuggling the currency to Lahore. He added that he had thrice smuggled fake currency notes to Lahore.
Meanwhile, one Ashfaq from Multan was arrested on charges of possessing fake currency worth Rs96,000. He was also nabbed in the jurisdiction of Akora Khattak Police Station. Man dies in road accident: A person was killed and 11 others sustained injuries in a road accident in Dargai area of Malakand Agency on Friday.
Police said that a van was on its way to Dargai from Sakhakot when it collided with a truck (LPD-334) near the Ghee Mills in Sakhakot town. Van driver, Bahadur Gul, was killed on the spot while 11 others sustained injuries.