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Police arrest three in currency racket

delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2009 00:24 IST
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The Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have unearthed a fake currency-manufacturing unit in Northeast Delhi.

The police have arrested Rahis (27), Jaspal (28) and Mohammed Ashraf (24) for allegedly operating a fake currency-manufacturing unit in Jhilmil colony in East Delhi and circulating counterfeit notes.

The Special Cell also seized a computer, paper, ink and other materials used for printing fake currency during the raid. The police also recovered fake currency worth Rs 70,000 from them.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar said, "The arrests were made following investigations into some inputs. We got to know that Rahis and Jaspal would be delivering a consignment of fake notes in Vivek Vihar Phase II."

"A trap was laid and Rahis was apprehended on Saturday when he came to deliver fake notes with a face value of Rs 10,000. His arrest led to the catching of others."

The DCP said, during the interrogation, Rahis told them that he and Jaspal were involved in printing and circulation of fake currency from a house in Pratap Khand near Jhilmil Colony.

The police then raided the premises and arrested Jaspal, who was allegedly printing fake notes with a computer.

The police said the accused used to first scan a Rs 500 note using a currency copy software.

"A thin sheet of paper was cut to the size on which two Rs 500 denomination currency note could be scanned. The number and the series is also changed to avoid duplicity of the consignment," he added.