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Two held with fake currency worth Rs 4.5 lakh

Loss sustained in a chit fund scam made an 18-year-old to work as a carrier to smuggle fake Indian currency.

mumbai Updated: Aug 28, 2011 01:08 IST
Manish Pachouly

Loss sustained in a chit fund scam made an 18-year-old to work as a carrier to smuggle fake Indian currency. However, Sohilsha Mehbubsha Diwan, who had concealed Rs4.45 lakh in fake Indian currency by tying the same to his thighs using kneecaps, landed in the Customs net at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officials also arrested his accomplice Zamirkhan Pathan, 31, who had kept another Rs5,000 in fake currency in his wallet. They had arrived from Bangkok on Friday.

While the entire fake currency recovered from Diwan was in denomination of Rs500, Pathan had five fake notes of Rs1,000 each. Additional commissioner of Customs, AIU, Mahendra Pal confirmed the arrest and recovery of fake currency. The two were produced before a magistrate's court on Saturday and were remanded to judicial custody till September 9.