With the arrest of two youths, including a student of LR Group of Institutes, by the Mandi police, a team of the Janjheli police arrested a student of the same institute on the charge of preparing fake currency in Oachghat village of the Sadar police station on Wednesday.
The cops of the Janjheli police post in Mandi district had red-handedly nabbed two youths - Deepak Sharma, currently studying in LR Group of Institutes, Oachghat, Solan, and Tarun of nearby Damrog village - with fake currency of Rs. 36,000 in the Shankar Dehra market of Janjheli area on Tuesday.
The accused after arriving in the area had gone to purchase some items by supplying fake currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 denominations.
The duo was nabbed with fake currency after the shopkeepers had intimated the police. The accused during questioning had revealed that the fake currency was being prepared through a coloured printer at a computer centre of one Sumit Bansal at Nauni village.
A team of the Janjheli police led by assistant sub-inspector Jeet Singh arrested Sumit Bansal, who is studying in LR Group of Institutes at Nauni village.The Mandi police with the help of its Solan counterparts also took the computer and related items in their possession for further investigation.
Confirming this, Solan superintendent of police Ramesh Chhajta said since the Mandi police had sought assistance to nab the accused, local cops were deployed to help the team.