The Mumbai Crime Branch recently arrested a 23-year-old student for printing and possessing counterfeit Indian currency with a face value of Rs 1.5 lakh. The student was also working as a delivery boy for an online portal. Surprisingly, the boy got the idea to make fake currency notes after he received counterfeit currency as a payment for the products, he had delivered for an online portal.
The student has been identified as Omkar Bhoir-a graduate student from Mumbai University.
Inspector Yogesh Chavan said that during interrogation Bhoir revealed that he found it difficult to identify fake currency, so he decided to print counterfeit notes.
Bhoir had been looking up online videos for printing fake Indian currency notes, he had also recently purchased a printer for Rs 10,000. Following a tip-off, he was arrested last week and fake currency with a face value of Rs 1.5 lakh was seized from his Kandivali residence, said police.
Bhoir had been looking up online videos for printing counterfeit Indian currency notes for which he had recently purchased a printer for Rs 10,000. After
“We found that he had in all printed fake notes with a face value of Rs 2.49 lakh,” said Chavan.
“He then tried using fake notes to purchase fruits and vegetables. He would purchase something worth Rs 50 by paying with fake notes with the face value of Rs 500. In return, he would get Rs 400 in genuine notes,” Chavan said.