3 involved in circulating fake currency held

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Oct 2018 11:25:19


Staff Reporter,

Fake currency worth Rs 87,200 was seized from the the accused along with printer, scanner and other material

OMTI police apprehended three miscreants involved in circulation of fake currency and seized fake currency worth Rs 87,200 from the possession of the accused along with printer, scanner and goods used to circulate fake currency. The success is an outcome of prompt action of police after receiving a tip-off from informer. Out of the three accused apprehended by police, one is from Jabalpur, while two others are from Rewa and Shahdol. They circulated fake currency in Jabalpur and surrounding areas.

The accused brought fake currency notes from Farraka 24 Pargana West Bengal bordering district on India-Bangladesh border. About success of Omti police, Station House Officer Omti Neeraj Verma informed that we had obtained information about circulation of fake currency in Jabalpur and surrounding places. Accordingly, informers were pressed into action. Late on Wednesday evening, the informer informed about suspected movement of fugitives near Chandan Van area. The fugitive was seen anxiously waiting for some customer.

Acting on the tip-off, a team was constituted who reached the location and apprehended the accused. The accused after being nabbed was brought to police station and interrogated.

During interrogation, the accused was identified as Sachin Chakrawarti, a resident from Valdi Kori Dafai. After being caught red-handed with fake currency notes the accused during interrogation revealed names of his fellow associates Kaushal Upadhaya from Rewa and Santosh Pandey from Kanchanpur, Shahdol.

Accordingly, the associates were rounded-up and were brought for interrogation. The three accused revealed that they used to obtain fake currency from Farraka in West Bengal. They paid Rs 36,000 to obtain fake Indian currency notes worth Rs 1 lakh.

Later, having expertise in printing of fake currency note they started printing notes by using scanner colour printer and quality paper used for printing fake Indian currency notes of various denominations of 2000, 500 and 100 from house of Jabalpur based accused Sachin Chakrawarti. After the accused were apprehended, cops produced them before the court and obtained five days remand. A case under Sections 489A 489 B, 489 C 489 D of IPC has been framed against the three accused and they are behind the net. Cops have seized 43 notes of denomination of 2000, one currency note in the denomination of 500 and seven fake notes in 100 denomination worth Rs 87,200.

SHO Omti Neeraj Verma informed that a team has been constituted who will leave for Farraka on Friday to carry out investigation about the source from whom the fake currency were bought by the accused. We have started further investigations as other allied connections of the three accused are being investigated. Superintendent of Police Jabalpur Amit Singh has declared cash reward for the police team for busting fake currency note racket active in Jabalpur.