Seven arrested with counterfeit notes

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jun 2018 11:55:59


 

 

 

 

MAHASAMUND

SEVEN persons involved in circulating counterfeit currency notes were arrested in a joint action of Crime Branch and Basna police. The accused have been identified as Goutam Kumar, Krishna Kumar, Chamru Patel, Manmohan Das, Roopanand alias Rupesh, Surendra Chouhan and Kamal Bariha. All have been charged under section 489 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).Confirming this, SP Santosh Singh told media persons that counterfeit notes of Rs 7.37 lakh were recovered from accused. One Maruti Van, printer, mobile and materials used in printing counterfeit currency notes worth Rs 6.21 lakh were also recovered, he said.


SP further stated that police was getting prolonged complaints about circulation of counterfeit notes in petrol pumps, liquor outlets and other places. Based on information, Crime Branch was deployed to trace the persons involved in this illegal business. On June 27, it was tipped- that one Maruti Van, without registration number, was seen in Pirda in Basna. It was also tipped that van was in the area past few days and it was suspected that persons inside car are indulged in business of counterfeit notes. A joint team of police and Crime Branch reached the spot and identified persons inside car as Goutam, Krishna, Chamru and Manmohan Das. On intensive interrogation, Goutam disclosed of printing counterfeit notes of Rs 2000, Rs 500 and Rs 100 with Govind and Kamal. He also disclosed that notes are printed at residence of Kamal and Rs 33000 in denomination of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 were given to Surendra for circulating in market. Likewise, currency notes were also given to Krishna, Chamru, Rupesh and Govind for circulating. Goutam also said Rs 2.08 lakh was in the van at that moment. Later, police also traced Rupesh who was in possession of Rs 26,000 for circulating in market. Surendra and Kamal were located in Bilkhand village and counterfeit notes of Rs 4.69 lakh were recovered from them. Printing paper, ink and other materials were also recovered.Crime Branch in-charge Subhash Pawar, SI Sanjay Singh Rajput, SI Ashok Yadav and other police personnel were part of the action to nab the culprit.