Three people, who had been accused of producing and circulating counterfeit currency, were acquitted by the sessions court on Tuesday.
The defence pointed to contradictions in evidence produced by the police regarding the trio’s arrest.
Mohammed Hanif (40), Mohammed Sheikh (26) and Anil Chavan (25) had been arrested in Chembur in March.
The police claimed they had seized counterfeit notes valued at Rs 2.93 lakh and subsequently seized equipment, including computers, used to produce the fake notes.
During the trial, the prosecutions examined over 20 witnesses to prove its case.
During cross-examination, defence advocate Vijay Desai said the case did not seem to genuine as there were contradictions in the witnesses’ testimonies.
Desai pointed out that though the police said they arrested the accused, they were unable to specify which officer had nabbed which accused person.
He also said that while the police claimed the panch witnesses took away the notes after arrest, the witnesses said the police had seized it.
Accepting the defence’s argument, the court acquitted the trio.