In a development that counters the government's claims of the note ban denting terror financing, the two militants killed in a gunfight with security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipora today were found in possession of new Rs 2,000 notes.
According to the police, the terrorists had Rs 15,000 in cash, including two notes of the new Rs 2,000 denomination and the rest in Rs 100 notes.
The terrorists, believed to be members of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), were killed in a gunfight with security forces at Bonikhan village.
Following specific information about militant presence in Bonikhan village, troops of the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police launched the operation.
New Rs 2000 notes recovered from terrorists gunned down by Army in Bandipora(J&K) today. pic.twitter.com/l9y1xqyoem— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2016