UP: Coin melting racket busted, man held
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 14:57
  
Kanpur: A member of a gang involved in making artificial jewellery by melting coins has been arrested with coins worth Rs 1.83 lakh here.

The accused, Vinay Singh, was arrested at a police checkpost at Fazalganj area last evening with seven gunny bags containing coins of Re 1, Rs 2 and Rs 5 denominations.

During questioning, he told police that he was taking the coins to Jaipur in Rajasthan, where they were used for making artificial jewellery by converting them into metal slabs.

He used to collect coins from small shopkeepers in the city and give to the gang in Jaipur.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 14:57


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