Hurriyat leader held

Published February 20, 2005

NEW DELHI, Feb 19: Indian police arrested a member of occupied Kashmir's main alliance for allegedly carrying fake currency soon after he left Pakistan's diplomatic mission in New Delhi, media reports said.

No comment was immediately available from police on the arrest On Thursday. But media reports said police caught Aziz, 53, an executive member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, carrying Rs100,000 (2,200 dollars) in counterfeit Indian bills.

He was also carrying 94,000 United Arab Emirates dirhams, the reports said. Police officer Karnal Singh in Delhi was quoted as saying police were tipped off that Aziz, who arrived on Wednesday in New Delhi from Kashmir, was to collect false currency from the Pakistani High Commission (embassy). -AFP

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