New Delhi :
Nine persons who were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the seizure of Rs 36 crore worth of old currency and alleged links to terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir have been sent to NIA custody by a Delhi court till November 21 on Wednesday.
District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to interrogate the accused till November 21.
The arrested are Pradeep Chauhan, Bhagwan Singh and Vinod Shreedhar Shetty (all residents of Delhi), Deepak Toprani of Mumbai, Ejajul Hassan of Amroha (UP), Jaswinder Singh of Nagpur and J and K-residents Umar Mushtaq Dar (Pulwama), Shahnawaz Mir (Srinagar) and Majid Yousuf Sofi (Anantnag).
The public prosecutor had asked 16 days custody to grill the accused on the ground that they were required to be confronted with the evidence and needed to be taken to other places for the probe.
On November 6, the NIA team intercepted the gang members at Jai Singh Road near Connaught Place, New Delhi. They were carrying 28 cartons filled with demonetised currency notes of denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1000 in 4 luxury vehicles.
After initial questioning the said 9 persons were arrested in the J&K Terror Funding case.
(With PTI inputs)