Punjab: Fake Indian currency, pistol smuggled from Pakistan seized
Punjab Police seized fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs 10.45 lakh, six automatic Chinese pistols and ammunitions smuggled in from Pakistan and arrested one person in Amritsar.
Amritsar: Punjab Police on Friday seized fake
Indian currency with a face value of Rs 10.45 lakh, six
automatic Chinese pistols and ammunitions smuggled in from
Pakistan and arrested one person.
State Special Operation Cell (SOC) of counter-
intelligence department of Punjab Police here seized the fake
currency and arrested Harbir Singh alias Beera, Assitant
Inspector General of SOC Manminder Singh said.
He said the currency, which was in the denomination of Rs
500 notes, arms and ammunitions, including 12 magazines and 50
live cartridges, were smuggled from Pakistan.
The AIG said Sukhraj Singh, an accomplice of Harbir,
managed to escape at the time of the latter`s arrest but would
be apprehended soon.
A case under section relevant sections of IPC and Arms
Act has been registered.
The AIG said the SOC succeeded in apprehending Harbir
along with fake Indian currency, arms and ammunition following
the arrest of smugglers Ravel Singh and Kuldeep Kumar on April
9 with fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs.2.85 lakh.
Preliminary investigations have revealed the recovered
consignment was part of a bigger consignment recently smuggled
from Pakistan by Harbir Singh and his associate a few days
Investigations are being conducted on different lines to
unearth the complete nexus and network of this gang.