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GOI suspends cross LOC trade, being used for inflow of weapons, narcotics, currency says MHA

GOI suspends cross LOC trade, being used for inflow of weapons, narcotics, currency says MHA
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Srinagar: Government of India on Thursday suspended cross line of control trade at Salamabad and chakan-da-bagh in Jammu and Kashmir saying the route is being used for inflow of weapons, narcotics and currency.

“The GOI has received reports that cross LOC trade routes in Jammu and Kashmir are being misused by Pakistan based elements. This misuse invlolves illegal inflows of weapons, narcotics and currency,” the order issued by Ministry of Home Affairs said.

The order reads that he LOC trade mechanism is therefore being suspended pending the putting into place of a stricter regulatory regime.

“This is to ensure that only bonafide trade takes place for the benefit of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, through the mechanism.”


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