Probe against policemen involved in SBI fake currency case

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Lucknow, Aug 22 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh police has ordered a high- level probe against the policemen allegedly involved in SBI Domariaganj fake currency racket, including the SHO, whose bank account was seized with large amount of cash.

So far, over Rs two crore of counterfeit currency has been detected from the SBI chest.

The Domariaganj police station SHO Samsher Bahadur Singh had already been sent to the Police lines, while investigation was underway against the other police officials, including the Police Superintendent of the district.

State Additional Director General of Police (law and order) Brijlal said here today none will be spared if found guilty into the case.

As per the reports, the SHO had Rs 4.52 lakh in his saving bank account at SBI Etwa branch in Sidharthnagar district on June 1, however, after disclosure of the fake currency incident on July 29, Rs 4 lakh were deposited in his account on August 1. Later, on August 18, he withdrew Rs eight lakh.

On July 29, STF of the Uttar Pradesh Police had held Abid with Rs 5,00,000 fake Indian currency and had later held bank cashier Sudhakar Tripathi with Rs 7,21,000, including fake notes worth Rs 5,000 from his residence.

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

On August 7, the Uttar Pradesh government had ordered Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the multi-crore rupees fake currency racket, while the very next day the government had recommended Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the racket.

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