Two forgers arrested, Rs 1.7L fake notes recovered

Dhaka police and the Special Task Force (STF) Ludhiana have recently claimed to have arrested two persons involved in counterfeiting currency and recovered about Rs 1.7 lakh in fake notes from their possession. The Police said that the accused had learned to make counterfeit notes about six months ago after seeing the video of two miscreants who were arrested by the Karnataka police.

The accused have been identified as 29-year-old Harwinder Singh Harim a farmer from Dera Shaheeda Singh of Rakba and Baljinder Singh Garry, a taxi driver of Jangpur both in Dhaka.

Dhaka SHO sub-inspector Ajaib Sing said that their police party was present near Radha Soami Satsang Ghar Chowk on Raikot Road of Mullanpur when an informer provided a tip-of that the duo was making fake currency. The police jumped into action and arrested the accused from Mullanpur and recovered from their possession Rs 1,69,500 in fake currency, a coloured scanner cum printer, ink cartridges, four empty bottles, a big and a small scissor, three small cutters, a green tape, a steel scale and rim of white papers.

A police official informed that the accused had seen the video of making fake notes. They were making fake notes in the denomination of Rs 100 and Rs 200 when they were arrested from their house in Rakba village. They revealed that the small notes were easy to counterfeit than those of bigger denomination. A case under Section 489 A, B, C, D and E of the IPC has been registered against the duo. The in-charge of STF said that they had got the information about the accused after questioning two drug peddlers.

Source: Times of India