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Carpenter in Thane held for possessing fake notes worth Rs2.20 lakh

The accused, Prakash Prasad alias Shankar Tokal Mahto, a resident of Thane, hails from Jharkhand.

mumbai Updated: Feb 15, 2018 00:53 IST
Arvind Walmiki
The anti-extortion cell (AEC) of the city police on Tuesday arrested Prakash Prasad alias Shankar Tokal Mahto, for possessing fake currency worth Rs2.20 lakh.
The anti-extortion cell (AEC) of the city police on Tuesday arrested Prakash Prasad alias Shankar Tokal Mahto, for possessing fake currency worth Rs2.20 lakh.(HT Photo)

The anti-extortion cell (AEC) of the city police on Tuesday arrested a 42-year-old carpenter for possessing fake currency worth Rs2.20 lakh, in denominations of Rs2,000 and Rs500.

The accused, Prakash Prasad alias Shankar Tokal Mahto, a resident of Thane, hails from Jharkhand. He revealed that the fake Indian currency notes were made in Pakistan and reached Jharkhand via Bangladesh and Nepal. The police found Mahto’s friend, Hemal Pandit supplies the fake notes from Bangladesh and Nepal.

The police got a tip-off that a man having Rs24 lakh is going to come near a private college in the city to sell fake currency notes. Rajkumar Kothmire, police inspector, AEC said, “Mahto was arrested earlier in 2013 in Jharkhand with fake currency,” said Kothmire.

Pradeep Sharma, senior police inspector, AEC, Thane, said, “If he took real Indian currency worth Rs30,000, then the accused from Bangladesh would give him Rs1 lakh.” “We have found that the money was
made in Pakistan and it was ISI which helped to transfer the money to India via Bangladesh,” he said.