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Man held with Rs 8.8 lakh fake currency in Punjab’s Muktsar

The accused is a drug addict and printed the fake currency from a colour printer at home

punjab Updated: Aug 13, 2017 21:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Muktsar
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As per the police, the notes were in denomination of 2,000.(HT Photo/Rpresentative Image)

Police have arrested a Muktsar resident with Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 8.8 lakh from Thandi Sadak locality in the city on Sunday.

The accused, Ravinder Singh alias Babbi, is a resident of Mithri Budhgir village in Lambi. He is a drug addict and used to print these notes at his house using a colour printer, the police have said, adding that the notes were in denomination of 2,000.

A team of Bathinda police and a Special Task Force (STF) carried out the arrest.

STF deputy superintendent of police Harinder Singh Mann addressed a press conference on the arrest. “The accused, who is a drug addict, had printed FICN of face value of more than Rs 10 lakh over the past five months. He used some of the cash to buy 700gm of Marijuana,” he said.

“Most of the FICN was meant to be used to buy heroin for further supply and for self-use,” Mann added.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 21:25 IST