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Fake currency gang busted

Fake currency gang busted

Author: Staff Reporter
Publication: Afternoon Despatch & Courier
Date: September 22, 2007
URL: http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=inbombay&xfile=September2007_city_standard76&child=city

[Note from the Hindu Vivek Kendra: Obviously, these Bangladeshis are in Mumbai illegally. And obviously, there are many more such illegal infiltrators in the city. And it is most likely that many of them are involved in activities which are a big threat to the nation.]

The police have arrested five people from Bangladesh who had been circulating fake currency in the market

After the arrest of four people from Bangla-desh, the Dongri police have received another break-through in the fake currency case. The police have arrested five people from Bangladesh who had been circulating the currency in the market. The police have recovered fake currency worth Rs. nine lakh in the denominations of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000.

The police have arrested Mohammed Jamal Husen Ali Ahmed Sheikh (26), Mohammed Rahul Islam Mohammed Nijamuddin (26), Nahar Begam Mohammed Rahul Islam (21), Mohammed Ibadul Farji Rijaul Farji (22) and Pyari Begam Jamal Mulla (30) and seized their passports and a mobile. Fake currency in the denominations of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 were being circulated in the market. An apple vendor had initially informed the police about some women who were circulating the fake currency in the market. One of the women had purchased apples worth Rs. 50 and given him a Rs. 1,000 note to get change. It was through that lead that the other four were arrested.

"These Bangladeshis had come to Bombay to distribute the fake currency and once their job is done they return to Bangladesh. They generally do not stay back in the city. Also, they commute through legal means with original passports and visas," said Brijesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 1.

"For a lay man it is very difficult to distinguish between this fake note and a real note, as it has all of the ultra violet features that a real Rs. 500 or Rs. 1,000 note has. It also has the watermark of Gandhi, but this is different from the real watermark. The quality of paper used and the printing on the notes again point to the cross border connection. It also indicates that the Bangladesh has now emerged as a secondary base for such kind of activities," said Singh. The police have till date arrested nine Bangladeshis (three women and six men) in connection with the fake currency racket and seized a total of Rs. 10,32,000 in fake currency.

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