UP govt recommends CBI probe in Aligarh fake currency case

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Lucknow, Aug 6 (UNI) After much delay, the Uttar Pradesh government today recommended CBI probe into the fake currency racket case that was busted in Aligarh in December last.

State Home Secretary Mahesh Gupta told reporters here that the state government had recommended the probe into the Aligarh fake currency racket case for the CBI.

The government, however, had not recommended CBI probe into the counterfeit currency syndicate that was recently busted in the State Bank of India (SBI), Dumriyaganj branch, in Siddharthnagar district, he said.

Till date fake notes of face value of over Rs 66.24 lakh have been detected in the Dumriyaganj fake currency racket.

In the Aligarh case, in which fake notes of Rs 12.66 lakh were found, a couple Mohammad Liaquat Ali and his wife Shakila Bano were arrested by the West Bengal police from their village in Malda district on December 8.

The village is barely ten km from the Bangladesh border.

Their arrest followed a tip-off from the Aligarh police, which found that the husband-wife duo operated two separate accounts in the Axis Bank, Malda Town, in which the money was deposited online from Aligarh and other places.

In November last, the police nabbed Avinash and Surendra in Sakinan Basauli under the Gonda police station area in Aligarh district and recovered fake currency amounting to Rs 1.25 lakh and 14 pistols from their possession.

In fact, the interrogation revealed that huge quantity of fake currency was dumped in Uttar Pradesh through agents belonging to terror outfits for funding terrorist activities in the state.

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