Ahead of polls, cops bust gang involved in printing fake currency

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2018 11:53:02


Staff Reporter,

Five held in Rajgarh with fake currency notes worth Rs 31.12 lakh

In a major operation against fake currencies ahead of Assembly election in State, the Rajgarh police have busted a gang involved in printing and circulating the fake currencies of denomination 2,000 and 500 in Bhopal division on Tuesday.
Police arrested five men with fake currency worth Rs 31.12 lakh and ink, printer, laptop and other machines along with Alto 800 car used in printing the fake currency have also been seized from them.

Those who have been arrested include Sushil Vishwakarma, Nashir Khan and Ram Babu Mina, Raees Khan and Santosh. Two, Mustaq of Bhopal and Virendra Patel, are still absconding as they had responsibility to circulate the fake currencies in market. A case under Sections 489-A, 489-B, 489-C and 34 of IPC and Section 25 of Arms Act has been registered against them. According to IG Jaydeep Prasad, police team led by SP of Rajgarh Simala Prasad, acting on tip off, swung into action. Police had information that a gang left from Hoshangabad to Bhojpur to circulate fake currencies in market. Police team intercepted an Alto car 800.

Three accused Sushil Vishwakarma, Nashir Khan and Ram Babu Mina were arrested with fake currency worth Rs14.96 lakh. All the notes were of denomination of 2,000 and 500. The trio, in interrogation, told the police that two others are still engaged in printing in Babai of Hoshangabad district. A police team immediately rushed and raided the place where note printing was going on. Police recovered Rs 16.19 lakh. In this way, fake currency worth Rs 31.12 lakh was recovered. The total seizure, including cash is Rs 35.93 lakh. Police launched a manhunt to nab two others accused, Mustaq and Virendra Patel.