POONCH , Aug 21: Surankote Police has recovered over Rs 40 lakh cash and huge quantity of gold and silver ornaments and other valuables during search of three houses.

As per police sources, a joint team of police and Army with police team headed by SHO Surankote JS Sambyal was on routine patrolling when an information was received regarding suspicious movement in three houses in general area of Surankote town.

On receipt of the information, search warrant of three houses was obtained from Executive Magistrate.

An extensive search of all three houses was conducted during which huge quantity of valuables were recovered. The recovered valuables include Rs 40,72,134, gold ornaments weighing 1272.860 grams, silver ornaments weighing 1043 grams, 11 wrist watches, 60 mobile phones and 1 camera among other valuables.

The search was conducted in three houses which belonged to Jameela Begum, wife of Shakeel Ahmed, a resident of Khet Mandi, at present Store Wali Gali Surankote, Shanaz Akhter, wife of late Mohammad Azam, a resident of Iqbal Colony Surankote and Rashida Begum alias Sharifa Begum, wife of Mehfooz Ahmed, a resident of Ari Mendhar, at present Power House Mohalla Surankote.
Investigation into the matter has been initiated with a multi member police team headed by DySP Surankote Khaliq Hussain.