SBI fake currency case fit for CBI probe: UP police

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Lucknow, Aug 8 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh police today admitted that the Domariaganj fake currency racket was fit to be recommended to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a probe.

State Additional Director General of Police (ADG) (law and order) Brijlal told reporters here that the process for recommending the case to the CBI by the police headquarters was under consideration.

He said a team of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by a Superintendent of Police (SP) would reach Domariaganj in Siddharthnagar district tonight, where they would start their investigation.

The ADG said the interrogation of the prime accused and SBI cashier Sudhakar and another culprit Abid was inconclusive and police might ask the court for long police remand. Yesterday, the court had allowed nine hour interrogation of the duo in the presence of their counsels.

Though he did not confirm whether Sudhakar had admitted that he had only mixed Rs 1.50 crore in the SBI chest, but said that till yesterday Rs 2.40 crore currency were counted in which Rs 1.25 crore were found fake.

Meanwhile, the state Director General of Police (DGP) Vikram Singh has convened a bankers meet here on August 12.

Mr Brijlal has said the agenda of the discussions with the senior executives of public sector and private banks and financial institutions would be how to counter the fake currency menance.

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