Rs 1.10 lakh fake notes seized in Agra; 2 held

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Lucknow, Aug 11 (UNI) After busting the State Bank of India (SBI) fake currency racket at Dumariyaganj chest in Siddharthnagar district recently, the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police today unearthed another racket in Agra with the seizure of over Rs 1.10 lakh fake notes from two smugglers.

State Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brijlal said Ashok and Pooran have been apprehended in connection with the crime.

On a tip-off, cops raided Ashok's rented house at Tal Feroz colony in Jagdishpura area and caught him red-handed making the phoney currency.

Counterfeit money worth Rs 1,10,800, were seized from the spot, the cop informed.

The seizure comprised 41 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination and 33 notes of Rs 500 denomination.

Earlier in 2006, Ashok was arrested for running the illicit business of counterfiet currency, but was now-a-days out on bail.

The screening of currency was still underway in SBI's Dumariyaganj chest, where notes worth over Rs 1.60 crore have been detected fake so far.

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