SBI fake currency case: Cashier, smuggler remanded to police custody

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Siddharthnagar, Aug 6 (UNI) A local court today ordered to remand Sudhakar Tripathi -- the cashier and prime accused in the SBI fake currency row -- and another smuggler to police custoday for nine hours from tomorrow morning.

Sudhakar and Abid Shekh alias Pandit were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Divakar Chaturvedi.

As per the court orders, the duo would be sent to police remand from 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs tomorrow.

The investigating team would seek the remand of other accused into the crime later.

The counting of counterfeit currency was underway in the bank.

The RBI officials have so far detected fake currency worth over Rs 66.24 lakhs after counting Rs 2.5 crore currency notes stored in the SBI's chest in Doomariyaganj branch.

On August 4, a team of senior RBI officials had raided the bank and seized counterfeit Indian currency worth Rs 20 lakh from the main chest of the branch in Siddharthnagar district.

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