The Deonar police on Monday arrested a 39-year-old man, who has been on the run from 2006, when the police first traced his links to a fake currency scam.
The arrested accused, Amir Sarpotddin Buradkar’s, role came to light in 2006 when the Deonar police had arrested Ashok Pujari and Mohammed Isaq who were in possession of fake currency notes.
Assistant police inspector Bilal Shaikh of the Deonar police station said, “Acting on a tip-off, we had arrested the duo in 2006. They were carrying 11 fake notes of Rs500 denomination. During investigation, the duo revealed Amir’s involvement in the scam.”
During preliminary investigation, the police got to know that Amir would bring the fake notes to be circulated in the city. The police are not trying to find out where Amir procured the notes from.
“To conceal his identity, Amir had grown a beard and would remain aloof most of the time. We were tipped off about him being spotted in Deonar after which a police team caught him,” said Shaikh.
Amir was arrested under Indian Penal Code sections for counterfeiting currency notes. He was produced before a local court, which remanded him in police custody.