Fake currency: Five arrested in Mumbai by ATS
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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.

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

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