Fake currency distributors arrested in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Police here on Thursday arrested five persons including a 14-year-old boy, belonging to Malda district of West Bengal, on a charge of circulating fake Indian currency procured from Bangladesh.

Langer House Police had initially nabbed Mohd Chhobe Shaik, while exchanging counterfeit note of Rs 1,000.

His confession led to arrest of gang leader Mohd Israil and others, all hailing from Malda district, from a lodge in Abids area, police said.

Israil, along with Rapsangani Abdul Rawoof, Mohd Joharul, Safiqul Islam and a 14-year-old boy/student swapped the fake currency in various parts of the city and Secunderabad.

A person called Inamul, a native of Malda, procured it from across the border and supplied it to them, police said.

They were allegedly also involved in fake currency distribution in Gujarat.

This time, they had brought fake currency notes having face value of Rs 1.5 lakh to Hyderabad.