Fake currency racket busted, currency worth Rs1.73 crore seized in Delhi
27 December 2019
Amidst opposition-sponsored arson and violence in the capital over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Delhi Police on Thursday busted a fake currency racket and arrested five members of the gang. Following up specific inputs, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police confiscated a consignment of Rs1.73 crore worth of fake Indian currency notes, according to sources.
The gang has been engaged in printing and circulating the fake Indian currency notes in and around Delhi for quite some time. The police also seized a laptop, printing equipment and fake currency notes of Rs2,000 and Rs500 denominations.
Fake US currency notes were also seized from the arrested gang members. Out of the five persons arrested by the Delhi Police, Tabrej Langda is said to be the kingpin of the racket, Shoaib Malik handled the logistics, while Danish Malik used to work as a graphic designer.
Unman Amrohi, the fourth gang member arrested by the Delhi Police, has been a student of Delhi's Hindu College. Reciever Raghuraj, the fifth gang member, hails from Khurja.
The gang has been operating from Delhi for the past two years and has its presence in several states. The Delhi Police is now hunting for the paper supplier to the gang for printing the fake Indian currency notes. The gang has so far printed fake currency notes worth Rs6 crore.
In November, a team of Delhi Police's Special Cell had busted an international syndicate smuggling fake Indian currency via Bangladesh.
Amar Mandal, a key member of fake Indian currency note (FICN) racket, was arrested by the Special Cell and fake notes amounting to Rs7 lakh in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs2,000 were seized.