Currency gutted as truck catches fire in Qazigund

Srinagar: A truck has caught fire during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday in Panzath area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Official Sources told PTK that the truck (registration number) JKO5A-8795 that had left from Srinagar mysteriously caught fire on a link road in Panzath area of Qazigund.

Interestingly, sources said the truck was laden with trash and bundles of Rs 500 notes. Sources said the area was littered with half burnt notes and the residents around had even taken many of them.

A police official confirmed the incident with PTK and said they have registered a case under FIR No. 66/2019 in this regard while the investigation has been started.

Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that authorities must conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain how and why trucks are being used to carry cash for poll distribution. (PTK)

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