Fake Indian currency about Rs 1 lakh seized, one arrested

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) Trailing the fake currency racket in the capital involving traffickers from Bangladesh and Nepal, police here arrested a person from trans-Yamuna area and seized currency worth nearly one lakh from his possession.

Israr was arrested by the Special Cell, yesterday following the information that a gang was operating in Delhi and Punjab that was ferrying fake Indian currency from Bangladesh and Nepal, said the police.

The accused was arrested at the Anand Vihar bus terminus while waiting to deliver the 'consignment'.

His search led to the seizure of Rs 80,000 worth fake Indian currency in the denomination of Rs 500.

During his interrogation, Rs 19,500 was also seized from his residence.

Israr, who earlier worked at a tailoring shop in Malkaganj, was now running a tailoring shop for the last six years. He was introduced into the trade by one Muzzaffarpur resident Salim, who would procure fake currency from Bangladesh and Nepal through conduits, police added.

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