A Goregaon resident and a father-son duo were arrested with 2,490 fake Indian currency notes of Rs1,000 denomination, the police said on Sunday.
Jayantilal Soni, 65, his son Kirit, 32, and Mukesh Pandya from Goregaon in Mumbai. The team of city crime branch officials nabbed the trio on a complaint by Kalpen Bhatt, 28, they said.
“We have arrested three persons with 2,490 fake Indian currency notes of Rs1,000 denomination each. These notes have been brought from Mumbai and the accused had planned to sell the notes in Ahmedabad,” said Himanshu Shukla, DCP Crime.
“Four others, including a local and three from Mumbai, are still absconding and search for them is on,” Shukla said.
“We would take remand of the trio for interrogation. It is confirmed that these fake notes were obtained from one Omprakash Mishra in Mumbai,” the DCP, crime, added.
According to case details, the accused were trying to cheat the complainant, Kalpen Bhatt, to partly finance the purchase of a ‘nagmani’ from Haridwar. Kirit told Bhatt that the nagmani cost Rs50 lakh and they were short by Rs10 lakh.
Bhatt agreed and went to Haridwar with the accused. On reaching Modasa in Sabarkantha district, Bhatt found that the currency notes were fake. He managed to escape and inform the police.
Based on their information, crime branch raided the house of Jayantilal Soni's house in Naroda and recovered the fake currency notes.