Three arrested for possessing fake currency in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:01
Mumbai: Three persons were today arrested for allegedly possessing fake currency worth Rs 4.5 lakh from suburban Mumbai, police said.

The crime branch department of the city police arrested the trio after receiving a tip off that a fake currency consignment was being brought to Mumbai.

"The notes which were in 1000 and 500 denominations were manufactured and supplied from Bangladesh. The trio had collected the notes from the Bangladesh border and brought it to the city," Joint Commissioner of police (crime) Himanshu Roy told reporters here today.

The three arrested accused are - Anil Shah, Rakesh Shah and Vishnu Shah. The police are still on the look out for another accused Daku Mama, whom they suspect was the one who supplied the fake currency to the trio.

"Although this is the first time, the accused have brought a consignment to Mumbai, they seem to be professionals. The paper used in the fake currency and the picture of Mahatma Gandhi is very similar to the real currency," Roy said.

The accused, however, got caught as the RBI logo used in the fake currency notes was wrong, he added.


First Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:01

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