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Fake currency: Five arrested in Mumbai by ATS

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 18:02

Mumbai: Maharashtra`s Anti-Terrorism Squad
has arrested five persons here for allegedly possessing fake
currency worth Rs 2.5 lakh brought from Jharkhand, police said
on Tuesday.

The accused were identified as Muqtar Nisar Ali Shaikh
(45), Saharul Ansari Shaikh (21), Anirul Raisuddin Shaikh
(40), Mohammed Maniuddin Shaikh(33) and Mohammed Ayasuddin
Shaikh (38), all from Jharkhand, they said.

They were caught with Rs 2.5 lakh fake counterfeit
currency notes, when they arrived at Sion-Koliwada area in
central Mumbai last night, ATS Kalachowky Senior Inspector
Arun Khanvilkar said.

"400 counterfeit currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500
denominations were recovered from them," he said adding in
May, six persons belonging to the same racket were arrested
and Rs 3.45 lakh fake currency notes was recovered, he said.

"Observing high quality of the notes, which were very
difficult to be identified as fake and its links with other
states, National Investigation Agency had then taken up the
case and probed the matter," Khanvilkar said.

"As we continued to work on the Jharkhand racket, we got
some more leads and arrested these five persons," the
officer added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 18:02
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