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Gang producing fake currency notes busted

THE NAUBASTA police on Monday busted an inter-state gang involved in producing fake currency notes and arrested three persons .

india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 00:21 IST

THE NAUBASTA police on Monday busted an inter-state gang involved in producing fake currency notes and arrested three persons

Currency notes of Rs 100 and Rs 500 denomination were seized by the police from the miscreants who said that there were 48 members in the gang. The prime centres, where the fake currency notes were produced, were Ludhiana and Mathura, they said. They also told the police that for several months fake currency notes were being produced and circulated in the city.

Later, the police said the gang members used silver pen to draw a line on the currency notes of Rs 100 and Rs 500.

The police arrested one person identified as Solu, resident of Barra from Naubasta. When the policemen searched Solu, they recovered 1000 fake currency notes of Rs 100 denomination.

On finding the fake currency notes, the SHO Naubasta police station SK Singh interrogated Solu who told the police that there were two other members of the gang in the city. But the work was primarily done by Sanjay Bhadauria alias Guddu, resident of Yashoda Nagar. Solu also said that Gyanendra Singh, who was living in Yashoda Nagar, was also involved in the racket.

Then, the police raided the house of Sanjay Bhadauria and recovered the machines for making currency notes, fake stamp of Mahatma Gandhi and several silver pens. Besides, the policed seized fake currency notes worth Rs 3 lakh from there. The police detained Gyanendra Singh who at the time of the raid was present in the house of Sanjay.

The two informed police that they were the members of an inter-state gang involved in producing fake currency notes. They further told the police that the fake currency notes were being produced in Ludhiana, Mathura and Kanpur by the gang which had 48 members.

On getting the information, the police sent several teams to other districts.

First Published: Mar 28, 2006 00:21 IST