Four arrested with fake notes

Four persons have been arrested for circulation of fake Indian currency notes in the Capital brought from Pakistan via Bangladesh. Fake notes with face value of Rs 4 lakh in denomination of Rs 1,000 have been recovered, police said on Friday.

The accused have been identified as Tajjuddin, 24, Surendra Kohli, 32, Mohammad Murtaza, 55, and Pawan Tiwari, 26.

“The fake notes were printed outside India and smuggled through international borders,” said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell). A case under Indian Penal Code has been filed with Special Cell police station.
Inspector Attar Singh had received information about the international syndicate. He along with his team developed further information regarding activities of the gang members and surveillance was kept.

On March 13, a trap was laid near Tagore Garden Metro station where two members of the syndicate were expected to arrive with fake notes. “Tajjuddin and Surendra were apprehended near the Metro station and fake notes with face value of Rs 2 lakh were recovered,” Yadav added.

They told police that the syndicate was led by a woman in West Bengal, who is involved in the trade along with her family members.

“Her husband is currently lodged in Tihar Jail and is facing trial in four cases of fake notes recovered in Delhi,” Yadav said. Even the son of the couple is lodged in Tihar Jail. He is undergoing 10 years imprisonment in a case Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

The father-son duo motivated another inmate of Tihar, Pawan Tiwari, to work with the woman in West Bengal after his release from jail. Pawan has involvement in 20 criminal cases and was released from jail about a month ago.

The arrested persons disclosed that the fake notes were sent through carriers Murtaza and Chhote. Pawan was next arrested on March 14 in north Delhi’s Malkaganj and fake notes with face value of Rs 1.75 lakh were recovered from him.

Murtaza was also arrested on March 14 near Tis Hazari and fake notes with face value of Rs 25,000 were recovered.

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