Two men who printed, circulated fake notes arrested in Gurgaon

gurgaon Updated: Jul 20, 2017 23:41 IST
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The crime branch team arrested Sombir and Babloo (centre) with counterfeit notes on Thursday.(Sourced)

Gurgaon police arrested two persons on Wednesday for allegedly printing fake notes and circulating these in rural areas of the district. Three fake notes of Rs 500 denomination each were recovered from their possession.

According to police, the accused had bought high quality paper, printer and a scanner from Delhi for a sum of Rs 18,000. They printed fake currencies mostly from centres in Ajmer, Delhi and Gurgaon. The accused had initially circulated fake notes of Rs 100 denomination and it is suspected that they had circulated fake currencies worth Rs 3 lakh.

Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch team from Sector 46 station put a barricade on Gurgaon-Pataudi road, and stopped two persons, who were travelling on a bike. “Police arrested the duo after fake currencies were found in their possession on inspection,” said Manish Sehgal, assistant commissioner of police, Gurgaon.

The accused were identified as Sombir, a Jhajjar resident, and Suraj alias Babloo, who hails from Rohtak in Haryana. The crime branch officials suspect that more persons are part of the fake currency gang and their names would crop up in investigation.

During questioning, Sombir, suspected to be the mastermind of the currency racket, told police that he took up printing counterfeit after seeing his cousin brother who printed them in Rohtak three years ago. His cousin was later arrested by Rohtak police, and is currently lodged in Dulina jail in Jhajjar district.

Police said Sombir and Babloo had met three years ago and had planned to print fake notes.

“The two accused have been left on police remand for further questioning. The police team has to recover the paper, printer and scanner, and also probe the role of others involved in the racket,” said Sehgal.

In June, the crime branch of Mewat police had claimed to have busted an interstate fake currency racket that printed and circulated fake ₹2,000 notes. Police said the accused used to sell fake ₹2,000 notes for ₹350 and ₹400, depending on the buyers.

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 23:41 IST