2 tailors held with fake currency worth Rs 2 lakh
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested two tailors with fake currency worth Rs 2 lakh, allegedly procured from Nepal. They also suspect that the duo might have links with Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelli-gence (ISI).delhi Updated: Mar 15, 2011 23:22 IST
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested two tailors with fake currency worth Rs 2 lakh, allegedly procured from Nepal. They also suspect that the duo might have links with Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelli-gence (ISI).
“The police said Kausar Ali, 32, and Bhola Kumar were apprehended from Khyala by a team of Delhi Police’s Crime Branch on a tip-off on Sunday,” said Ashok Chand, DCP (crime).
The police said Ali belongs to Champaran in Bihar while Kumar is from Motihari in the same state.
Ali, who has relatives in Nepal, used to go to Birganj in Nepal, to procure fake currency. He had visited Nepal 10-12 times and had returned each time with R2 lakh. He used to visit there every month.
Ali allegedly used to buy Rs 500 denomination fake notes by paying Rs 200-250 and Rs 1,000 denomination fake notes for Ra 600-620, police added.
The police said they have brought around R24 lakh fake notes in the past one year. According to police, 1,000 fake notes of Rs 1,000 denomination and 2,000 fake notes with R500 denomination were recovered from them. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.
Asked about the origin of the counterfeit notes, a senior police official said they believe that the counterfeit currencies are not printed in Nepal and is supplied by ISI.
“The arrested duo may be conduits of a gang used by the Pakistan intelligence agency,” he said.
According to Delhi Police statistics, investigators have seized fake currency with a face value of around R14 lakh so far this year, while the figure for last year was Rs 28.84 lakh.
On March 6, Delhi Police had arrested three youths, including one who “worked” as a communication expert with Hizbul Mujahideen, with counterfeit notes with face value of Rs 10 lakh.