Two arrested for currency note racket

Two arrested for currency note racket

Two arrested for currency note racket

With notes of $20 in his hand, Meraj was seen offering them in exchange for Indian currency notes to passersby. On suspicion, police detained him. It emerged that Meraj is the associate of Mohammad Zakir (30), a native of Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh, who was arrested on May 3, 2011 for a similar offence.

Zakir had allegedly duped Rizwan Shaikh, a cloth merchant from Gurappanapalya, by exchanging fake Saudi Arabian Riyals for Rs four lakh.

Zakir approached Rizwan near St Mary’s Basilica Church in Shivajinagar. He showed him a bundle with only the two covering notes being genuine Saudi Riyals. The suspect, police say, had covered the bundle with a handkerchief so that only the genuine notes were visible.
A deal was clinched and Rizwan paid Rs four lakh for a bundle of “currency notes”. When Rizwan realised he was cheated, he lodged a complaint with the Shivajinagar police who swung into action and arrested the suspect the same day. Later, he was remanded to judicial custody.

Police believe the duo is part of a six-member gang, headed by Jamal and Total. The latter’s wife, Baby, and Mohammad Rafiq are the other members of the gang.

Woman held for murder
A woman was arrested by the police near the RMC Yard, Yeshwanthpur on Friday for killing her lover when he refused to marry her.

Susheelamma, a resident of Nandini Layout and native of Kolar district, allegedly slit the throat of Krishna Yadav at the security guard quarters in the premises of a private company on Wednesday.

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