In a recent incident, two persons were nabbed by the police for allegedly possessing counterfeit currency with a value of Rs 5.44 lakh.
The police first caught Chunilal Suthar, a resident of Jhalor in Rajasthan, at a check post in Gujarat’s Surat city as confirmed by a police official from Pune police station. A school bag containing fake currency worth Rs 3.38 lakh were recovered from the accused, who was travelling in a luxury bus from Rajasthan, he said.
The official said that the accused was travelling from Rajasthan and had the fake currency worth Rs 3.38 lakh in a school bag. During the interrogation, Chunilal revealed that he was going to deliver the notes to Chandrakant Shah a resident of Adajan in Surat.
After the tip-off police arrested Shah and confiscated fake notes worth Rs 2.06 lakh from his house. Around 642 counterfeit currency notes in the denominations of Rs 2000, Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 100 were recovered from the duo with an overall value of Rs 5.44 lakh.
The accused have been arrested under sections 489B (using as genuine forged currency notes) and 114 (abettor present when offence committed) of the Indian Penal Code.