Ahmedabad: Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad
(ATS) has arrested a key operative of a fake currency racket
operating in India and seized counterfeit notes with face
value of Rs 1.35 lakh, officials said on Thursday.
"Asgar Ali, who has links with Pakistan intelligence
agencies, was arrested last night. He had been in Pakistan
from 1977 to 1998," ATS officials said here.
He is the key operative of the counterfeit currency
racket in India and originally hails from Godhra, police said.
Ali`s arrest comes around two weeks after ATS busted an
inter-state fake currency racket last month. The squad had
arrested four persons and recovered counterfeit currency notes
with face value of over Rs 10 lakh from different parts of
With today`s arrest, the total number of persons held in
the fake currency racket has reached five.